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Lam Tei Quarry is the last active site in Hong Kong.

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Study tour provides new insights into sustainability, repurposing

In 2017 Stephen Raines received the IQA’s Excellence in Innovation Award. This entitled him to further his professional development abroad. Raines recalls the highlights of his study tour earlier this year – from the last working site in Hong Kong to Shanghai’s ‘groundscraper’ hotel. Read more »
The final vision for the Hornsby Quarry spoil management project (pictured), off Sydney's upper north shore. The quarry was operational for most of the 20th century.

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New trends in managing mining liability

Some jurisdictions have introduced reforms to manage the liability of resource projects in the remediation phase – but there are concerns these reforms may unduly impact quarries with traditionally lower risk profiles than mines. Michael Cramer discusses his work in this field. Read more »
A Brim’s Bulk Transport truck at work. Any quarry that sub-contracts the transport of its aggregates can be liable within the supply chain.

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Better understanding of the chain of responsibility

The National Heavy Vehicle Law administers uniform laws for heavy vehicles exceeding 4.5 gross vehicle mass across most states and territories. Simone Reinertsen explains what recent changes to the laws could potentially mean for the quarrying industry. Read more »
Tegra Australia’s Jugiong Quarry during the 2011 New South Wales floods. Until now, climate risk has been largely viewed as a physical phenomenon – but it could well pose financial problems as well.

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Addressing climate change risk in a resource context

Until now, climate change impacts have been largely described in physical terms. However, as Elisa de Wit argues, there are financial dimensions to climate risk, and if not suffi ciently addressed by industry over time, it could cause as much damage to an extractive business as the climate. Read more »
Sean Taylor says developing an operational interface to machines – whether through a cab operator or remotely – is the key to making machines “sing”.

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Sean Taylor: A firm voice for inclusion and diversity

Ahead of his address at the IQA’s annual conference, Komatsu CEO and managing director Sean Taylor speaks about the significance of promoting and fostering diversity and higher gender representation in the extractive industry – and how technology advances can reduce the barriers. Read more »
The proposed Eden Project Anglesea rehabilitation scheme follows the closure of the Alcoa coal mine and power station.

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Barren mine site set for eco-tourism transformation

A project to rehabilitate a former Victorian coal mine and coal-fired power station into a world-class eco-tourism destination will generate 1300 new jobs and $350 million in the next decade. Read more »
According to the CCAA, almost 180 Queensland quarries (including Holcim Beenleigh, pictured) participated in the state’s recent safety reset.

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New independent regulator proposed for Queensland

A levy on resource companies will fund a new “arms length” health and safety regulatory body in Queensland, under legislation being proposed by the Palaszczuk Government. Read more »
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 »

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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 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 »
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 »
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 »

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