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Hanson Australia currently operates 73 quarries nationwide, including the former Rocla Quarry Products site at Calga, NSW.

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Hanson parent balances economic, environmental targets

Following record sales and profit figures, global aggregates producer HeidelbergCement has moved to prioritise climate protection by committing to ambitious emission reduction targets. Read more »
The free of charge <em>Mining & Quarry Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2019/20</em> is now available to order.

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Updated safety guide aims to reduce injury, fatality

The latest edition of a wall-mountable workplace safety guide has been released, helping further promote a risk-averse culture in today’s quarrying and mining sectors. Read more »
At the end of August, all Queensland extractive workplaces will be required to conduct specific on-site discussions between management and operational staff about risks and safe practice.

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Fatalities force Queensland extractive sector to take stock

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia will help facilitate an industry-wide ‘safety reset’, following a recent spate of fatalities in Queensland’s resources sector. Read more »

Management
Mine safety: Too much, too far?

Mine safety may seem intimidating, tedious, time-consuming and arduous to quarrying producers. However, as Paul Skidmore explains, it is a positive, inclusive and productive process compared to the horrors of yesteryear. Read more »
Figure 2. The cropped value cycle model.

Education
Management intelligence: A key to successful leadership

For quarries to succeed in today’s competitive world, a unilateral way of doing business is invalid. To get the best out of an operation and a workforce requires effective two-way communication. Mike Cameron explains the importance of management intelligence in the modern environment. Read more »

Education
Is this the end of the road for roads as we know them?

Road infrastructure has been vital to the way we live – and to the quarrying industry in particular. Now, as the Industrial Internet of Things ushers in a wave of innovative technologies, Anton Hartman explains that roads themselves will be transformed … Read more »
Aurecon’s report reveals that many businesses lack the confidence to implement new technologies.

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Internet of Things daunts some companies

A recent survey has revealed a lack of knowledge about the Internet of Things and blockchain in the built environment. Read more »

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A holistic view of network connected quarry improvements

Under pressure to juggle productivity and improvements with cost-effectiveness and profitability, quarrying operators and managers are increasingly reliant on digital data capture and analytics tools via network-connected devices and web-based reporting to smoothly run their operations. Read more »
China’s Great Wall still stands intact today, thanks to a mortar mixture of sticky rice flour and slaked lime.

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An ode to the ordinary

To achieve something today, it’s believed you have to think big and out of the ordinary. However, as Cecilia van der Merwe argues, innovations and solutions can be found in the tiniest and most mundane objects – and no thing can ever be considered “small” if it contributes to a greater whole. Read more »
While he spent a lot of time wearing black, Peter’s fashion sense could also be quite colourful!

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Peter Barro: An enduring legacy

In late 2018 the extractive industry lost one of its stalwarts and advocates at a relatively young age. John Mitas reflects on the life, work and passion of Peter Barro. 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 »
The debate team were uproarious. L-R: Martin Reid, Clayton Hill, Jen Dainer, Keith George and Leanne Parker.

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Women in Quarrying conference full of ‘fizz’, verve

The 2018 SA Women in Quarrying Conference was a grand success – with a combination of personal and technical presentations, offset by bouts of good humour. Read more »
Komatsu is set to hire 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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Komatsu scouting for tech-savvy apprentices

Mining and construction giant Komatsu is on a recruitment drive to employ 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Read more »

Education
Assessing operational risk for market value purposes

Assessing a quarry’s operational risk is a key aspect of determining the market value of the operating business or its geological resource as an asset. Chartered surveyors Shaun Barry and Darren Herdman explain. Read more »

Education
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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