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Why pollies could learn from a future, inspirational vision

As election season descends upon Australia, Damian Christie discusses the lack of a long-term vision by our politicians for the nation's future infrastructure needs - not just in one or two decades, but for the long haul ... Read more »

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Are you prepared for the fourth industrial revolution?

The Internet of Things is becoming an all-pervasive part of business systems yet various industries seem unprepared for it - or understand how to use it. Damian Christie reflects on where the quarrying industry currently sits in relation to the IoT - fortunately it's not all that far behind, and it's not a platform to be feared or dismissed ... Read more »
Donnelly Blasting Services’ Epiroc SmartROC T40 smart rig, fitted with silenced kit boom, at Fulton Hogan’s Blue Rock Quarry.

Case Studies
Complete package rig exceeds expectations

A drill rig has set a new in-house record for the manufacturer with the number of metres drilled and litres consumed in one shift. Damian Christie spoke to Daniel Kirwan, of Epiroc, and father and son Jason and Dan Donnelly, of Donnelly Blasting Services, about their SmartROC T40 smart rig. Read more »

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Will the good ships of quarrying encounter stormy weather?

The crystal ball is back! Damian Christie discusses which states and territories are getting the most out of our current infrastructure boom - and as a result whether the quarrying industry is equipped to leverage off this activity ... Read more »

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Why quarrying makes a great stocking filler

Are you stumped about presents for your loved ones this festive season? Damian Christie recommends gifts that educate, as well as entertain, them about the quarrying industry. Read more »

News
Disruption, supply issues dominate CMIC 18

With its theme of ‘Building Tomorrow’s Australia’, CMIC 18 posed questions about the industry’s ability to deliver quality materials for future building demand – against a climate of rapid change and policy uncertainty. Damian Christie reports. Read more »

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'Scratching the surface' of legacy sites

An ongoing construction project shows that quarries need not be just holes in the ground after their working lives cease. As Damian Christie explains, there are quite innovative and imaginative ways in which quarries can be repurposed - for the benefits of their neighbouring communities. Read more »
New IQA CEO Kylie Fahey (second from right) with President Clayton Hill (far right) at the presentation of members' certificates at the Women in Quarrying conference in Perth on 26 October.

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New CEO spells out education vision

Kylie Fahey, the new IQA CEO, says she is focused on enhancing member engagement, and broadening access to education within the Institute and connectivity in the extractive industry. Read more »

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New haul trucks enhanced for lower emissions, fuel savings

As part of a global launch, operators have viewed Komatsu’s latest generation of intelligent, “ultra-low” emission, fuel-efficient earthmoving machines. Damian Christie spoke to representatives about what Komatsu’s latest articulated and rigid haulers can offer the quarrying application. Read more »

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The NEG: is it a viable energy policy?

It’s the policy that figuratively ended the career of another Prime Minister. But what was the National Energy Guarantee? Dr Kerry Schott spoke to Damian Christie about what the NEG could mean for the extractive industry. Read more »

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Why the extractive industry can lead in the energy policy vaccum

CMIC 18 was notable for industry members' expression of dissatisfaction with our national government and Canberra politics in general. Damian Christie argues that the time is right for the industry to show leadership on energy policy - in spite of the Federal Government. Read more »
There were 40 exhibitors in the CMIC 18 trade exhibition area.

News
Disruption, supply dominate CMIC 18

From 19 to 21 September, CMIC 18 posed questions about the industry’s ability to deliver quality materials for future building demand – against a climate of rapid change and policy uncertainty. Read more »

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Boots on ground for record product launch

As part of a global product launch, operators have had a glimpse at Komatsu’s latest generation of intelligent, “ultra-low” emissions, fuel-efficient earthmoving machines. Damian Christie spoke to Komatsu representatives about what some of these machines can offer the quarrying application. Read more »

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Gearing up, being equipped for a demanding decade

The Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC 18) this month will examine the challenges for the extractive industry in the decade ahead. Damian Christie says that industry delegates are in for a treat. Read more »

Case Studies
Equipment hire: Extracting long-term benefits from short-term solutions

As the extractive industry grapples with the dual challenges of meeting construction materials demand and maintaining modern fleets of plant and equipment, Damian Christie speaks with four industry suppliers about the merits of plant hire. Read more »

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