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Western Australia’s first Indigenous quarry will supply ballast for the Koodaideri mine’s 170km rail line.

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Indigenous-run quarry to supply Rio Tinto mine build

Western Australia’s first Indigenous-owned and operated quarry will be established to supply railway ballast for a $3.5 billion Rio Tinto mine in the region. Read more »
The five key elements of emotional intelligence.

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Emotional intelligence: A key to organisational success

For organisations – and the individuals working within them – to thrive today, they should adopt a dedicated approach that takes everyone on the same narrative. Mike Cameron outlines the importance of emotional intelligence to the creation of a successful organisational culture. 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 »
Figure 2. The cropped value cycle model.

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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 »
Two versions of the KAMMP device (pictured) have been installed on conveyors 1 and 7 of Kulnura Quarry’s crushing, screening and conveying circuit.

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KAMMP: A simple yet effective conveyor belt solution

A quarrying operation devises a novel solution for detecting and removing tramp metal. Read more »
The panel discussion at the Queensland conference featured (L-R) Michelle Connelly (facilitator), Kelly Jury (Hastings Deering), Kartini Oei (NAWO), Alison Price (NAWIC) and Mary Thompson (McLeod Rail).

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WIQ conferences go from strength to strength

The IQA has recently hosted two very successful Women in Quarrying conferences in New South Wales and Queensland. Read more »
It’s hard to imagine a national government today undertaking ambitious projects like the Hoover Dam ...

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Water, decentralisation and the economy in the 21st century

With Australia now in election mode, Warwick Lorenz outlines his vision of the nation we should be in the next 50 years. Read more »

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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 »
The IQA’s next national conference will include a site visit to Boral’s new crushing and screening plant at Deer Park Quarry.

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Bumper program planned for 2019 conference

A combination of instructive and motivating presentations, and site visits, are in the planning stages for the IQA’s national conference later this year. 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 »
Boral’s Giovanna Romeo (left) and Seertech Solutions’ Dylan Rowe receive awards from the Brandon Hall Group for their collaboration on the iLearning Plus suite for Boral employees across more than 430 sites nationally.

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Boral learning tool receives commendation

Boral has received an award for its use of specialist learning technology designed to improve capability and compliance and, ultimately, make workplaces safer. Read more »
Two of Boral’s quarries – including its Dundowran site (pictured) – have this month received EPIQ status for their compliance and environmental programs in the past 12 months. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

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Sites encouraged to nominate for reward scheme

Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science, in partnership with Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia, has launched a reward scheme to recognise quarries that demonstrate good environmental performance. Read more »

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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 »
The geodesic biome domes at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The project is at an old clay pit that was a working quarry for 160 years.

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Bruce Harvey: Quarry repurposing and regeneration

While there are international examples of quarries succeeding in their post-working lives, Australia has generally been behind the curve. Bruce Harvey explains how extractive companies, regulators and communities can collaborate on innovative post-closure uses for extractive sites. Read more »

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