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WorkSafe Victoria believes returning to work earlier can assist recovery

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WorkSafe toolkit encourages injured workers’ return

Approximately 28,000 workers are injured in the state of Victoria alone each year, but, thanks to a new initiative from WorkSafe Victoria, some of those employees are being assisted in returning to work. Read more »
Over 60 per cent of incumbent leaders of family businesses are concerned about passing the baton

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Family businesses reticent to pass baton

The heads of family businesses are stressed about succession, with many incumbents deeply concerned about their children’s ability to take over after they retire. Read more »
Energy Action's carbon calculator aims to reduce businesses' energy costs

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Energy Action launches carbon calculator

  • With the impending introduction of the Federal Government’s carbon tax, energy management company Energy Action has launched what it claims is “Australia’s first online carbon tax calculator”.
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The South Australian branch of the IQA meets for a technical symposium and dinner on September 9, 2011

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Dinner, drinks and a technical symposium with IQA SA

On September 9, 2011, members of the Institute of Quarrying Australia’s South Australian branch will be tempted by the upcoming Technical Symposium, annual general meeting and dinner, if not for its content, then for its location: The National Wine Centre of Australia. Read more »
Boral buys out partner Lafarge to become the largest plasterboard supplier in the Asia-Pacific

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Boral buys out gypsum joint venture

Boral is set to become the largest producer of plasterboard in the Asia-Pacific after purchasing Lafarge’s half-share in the two company’s joint venture, Lafarge Boral Gypsum Asia (LBGA). Read more »
Visitors to the last Australian AIMEX event

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AIMEX theme days unveiled

Details for the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition at have just been announced, with four theme days to be held over the course of the event. Running at the Sydney Showground at Olympic Park between September 6-9, 2011, the AIMEX event will feature the themes of “Safety,” “Women in Mining,” “Careers and Training” and “Innovation in Mining.” Read more »
The IQA's 54th annual conference takes place on 12-15 October, 2011 in the Hunter Valley.

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Labour market challenges key at IQA conference

Dayne Steggles, the chairman of the IQA’s Annual Conference in the Hunter Valley in October, provides a snapshot of the conference programme, including keynote addresses. Read more »
Golden Eagle Mining is preparing to establish major processing and exporting plants in WA.

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GEM begins drilling at kaolin and lime sites

Drilling at new high-grade lime and Kaolin deposits outside of Kalgoorlie and Perth has commenced, with Golden Eagle Mining (GEM) expecting an imminent maiden resource announcement. Read more »
Managing director Jim Tzakos and chief executive officer Tony Panrucker.

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New fabrication "super-business" Sevaan Group opens

Two Sydney-based fabrication companies Proline and Wisby & Leonard have merged to create what they describe as a new “super-business”: Sevaan Group. Read more »
A Defence spokesperson revealed to Quarry that a range of Mack Truck military platforms will also go on sale, an announcement likely to go down well with many operators.

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Defence sells Macks, Land Rovers

Quarry operators will be given the opportunity to purchase vehicles from the Australian Defence Force as the military decommissions and sells off up to 12,000 Army vehicles. Read more »

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Innovation strong despite downturn

Australia’s system of innovation and entrepreneurship is in good shape despite many challenges brought to bear on it by the global financial crisis, a Government study has found. Read more »
The 2011-12 round of the National Workforce Development Fund will make $73 million available across all industry sectors.

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Industry to apply for workforce development funding

The Federal Government has launched the $558 million National Workforce Development Fund, first announced in May's Federal Budget. It will provide 130,000 Australians with the opportunity to learn new skills for jobs in sectors experiencing critical skills shortages. Read more »
The buoyant resources sector has led to a sustained demand for engineering skills, particularly in Queensland and Western Australia.

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Resources, infrastructure skills and wages competition escalates

Australia's resources and infrastructure employers are under increasing pressure to match rising wage offers to secure the best talent as the gap between demand and supply tightens, according to the latest Clarius Skills Index. Read more »
Bob Bennetto (left) accepts the Quarrying Award on behalf of Hazell Bros from SkillsDMC chairman Ray Davies.

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Hazell Bros snares Quarrying Award

Tasmanian civil construction business Hazell Bros has received the Quarrying Award at the annual SkillsDMC Chairman's Awards, announced in Sydney on 10 August. Read more »
Minister O'Brien presents the CCAA Environmental Innovation Award to Brian McGrath of Boral Cement.

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Boral, Hanson innovations showcased at awards ceremony

Environmental and health and safety innovations by Boral Cement and Hanson Construction Materials have been highlighted as part of the 2011 CCAA Environment, Health and Safety Awards for the Victorian construction materials industry. Read more »

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