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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 »
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 »
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 »
An artist’s impression of a lunar extractive operation. Image courtesy of NASA.

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Extractive know-how sought for lunar missions

A CSIRO space roadmap has cited Australia’s extractive industrial expertise among the sectors to be tapped for unlocking future growth opportunities in space. Read more »
Alex Fraser’s asphalt crew laying down PolyPave in Stanley Street, Richmond.

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Plastic, glass paves the way for ‘greener’ roads

A new, sustainable asphalt product containing recycled plastic, glass and asphalt has been successfully trialled in Melbourne’s City of Yarra precinct. Read more »
Former IQA President Wayne Scott has been appointed as the new CEO of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association.

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Two hats for Scott with AQA CEO appointment

Industry stalwart Wayne Scott has recently been appointed as the new chief executive of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association. Read more »
An Austroads study has recommended non-standard materials be used for rural roads.

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Alternative materials for rural road construction

Road traffic peak body Austroads has published a report on the use of non-standard materials for rural roads. These alternative materials could lower pressures on the supply of virgin aggregate.
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Nyora Primary School students on tour at Metro Quarry Group’s Nyora quarry.

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IQA trials education program in schools

An IQA pilot program to educate students on distinct aspects of the quarrying industry is being rolled out at a Victorian primary school. Read more »
According to the The Mining Matrix, the image of mining is one of the four core trends that can help restore pride in the industry.

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Report urges mining to ditch its ‘dirty’ image

A think tank has called for the overhauling of the ‘dirty image’ in mining – and by extension quarrying – as a way out of the social impasse that is stifling growth and productivity. Read more »

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