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Pope Francis brought a message of hope for many of the impoverished workers of a stone quarry in the Madagascar capital.

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Pope conducts mass in Madagascar quarry

A vast granite pit above the capital of Madagascar has become a beacon of hope for many of that nation’s impoverished population, after an unlikely visit from Pope Francis. Read more »
Employees hold their safety reset meeting at Holcim’s Beenleigh Quarry.

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Safety deadline passes as MP warns non-compliant operators

The CCAA is confident its entire Queensland membership has met the 31 August deadline for “safety reset” meetings, as the resources sector works to prevent further fatalities in the state. Read more »
Inappropriate operator behaviour on active plant and equipment can pose safety risks

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Health, safety breaches in the workplace are never 'trivial' matters

It might at the time seem like a ‘bit of fun’ but two recent workplace incidents highlight why employers and employees – especially in the extractive industry – should be mindful about safety. Shane Koelmeyer outlines the circumstances and why the employees were judged to be at fault. Read more »

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‘The future of quarrying’ – it’s in your hands!

A combination of instructive and motivating presentations, and site visits, will underline the IQA’s national conference next month. Read more »
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 »

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