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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.

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 »

Connecting further learning with industry members, personnel

Clayton Hill explains why in tight economic times, education and training of your personnel should not be sacrificed in the pursuit of savings. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Read more »
John Stanton, President of the IQA

Time to ‘have a go’ in IQA Awards

The Institute of Quarrying Australia's awards program has been announced for 2015. John Stanton explains why IQA members should be throwing their hats into the ring ...  Read more »
Misty the dinosaur was stumbled upon by the sons of a palaeontologist.

Quarry unearths profitable dinosaur find

The sons of a renowned palaeontologist have found one of the most lucrative quarry discoveries to date. Read more »
IQA President Wayne Scott

A win for vocational education and training and quarrying

IQA President Wayne Scott discusses the new support for VET programs for the quarrying industry. Read more »
Excavations have also revealed that Stonehenge was probably once a full circle. Image source: The Guardian.

Ancient route discovered at Stonehenge

Excavations along the ancient processional route to Stonehenge affirm the theory that the monument was built along an ice age landform that happened to be on the solstice axis. Read more »
Ngaire Baker, who has worked in marketing and PR roles for Orica, Downer EDI and Schenck, has been named as one of the top 10 most influential women in mining.

No barriers for tenth most influential woman in mining

None too surprisingly, Gina Rinehart has topped the list of the 10 most influential women in mining but number 10 on the list is no stranger to the quarrying industry. Read more »
MC George Donikian with band at the Volvo Construction Equipment Welcome Function.

Premier industry conference comes full circle

In mid-September, CMIC12- the fourth Construction Materials Industry Conference- returned to the city where it first began six years ago- Melbourne. Damian Christie was a keen observer at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Read more »
Dan Gregory is a popular panellist on the ABC’s Gruen Transfer.

Quarrying an easier sell than most: Advertising guru

Having issues generating trust or improving your image in your local community? Advertising and sales maestro Dan Gregory says that these challenges are not insurmountable. Read more »
The IGC will feature new data and maps from a decade of geological and geophysical surveys conducted over Asia.

Geoscientists gather for landmark congress

Approximately 5000 delegates from 112 countries will converge on Brisbane next month for the largest geological event ever to be held in Australia. Read more »
We should not assume that all women do not take risks in the workplace and can sort out issues related to gendered behaviours.

Gendered behaviours and safety – the story so far

Dr Dean Laplonge has previously reported on the potential impact of hyper-masculinity on safety conduct on mine sites. What has happened since then? How far has this debate moved along? Dean updates his thoughts on gendered behaviours and safety in the mining industry. Read more »
Is the “hyper-masculine” worker a thing of the past?

Getting real about “real men”

Do safety training programmes respond to problems caused by gendered behaviours in the resources and infrastructure sectors? Dr Dean Laplonge comments. Read more »
Long term the future for manganese is looking brighter.

Manganese market weak but recovering

Market conditions for manganese products were weak in 2011 and may remain so in the short term. Read more »

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