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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 »

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Improving the regulatory space for the extractive industry

In recent years, the Victorian Government has made a concerted effort to improve earth resources and approvals processes. Anna Cronin, the Victorian Commissioner for Better Regulation, explains what these reforms are and how industry members can assist the regulator to fast-track approvals. Read more »

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The national economic forecast to 2024

Robert Mellor will bring out his barometer at the IQA conference to discuss the national outlook in construction activity to 2024. While it might all seem ‘doom and gloom’, he predicts the picture beyond the horizon is bright – if the industry plans ahead. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Anita Waihi is an IQA Queensland branch committee member and the WIQ co-ordinator for south-east Queensland.

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Anita Waihi: Promoting opportunities for industry women

Anita Waihi is a Queensland and northern New South Wales account manager for Metso Australia, with more than 15 years’ industry experience in Australia. Anita discusses her career and her work as the south-east Queensland co-ordinator for the IQA’s Women in Quarrying network. Read more »
Since joining Orica in 2008, Karen (pictured at the recent IQA conference) has specialised in the quarrying industry. She works closely with producers to achieve quality blast outcomes.

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Karen Normanton: Marathon performer

With 10 years in the quarrying industry under her belt, Karen Normanton has already proven that she is running a marathon, not a sprint. She discusses why the industry is so rewarding for her and why the Women in Quarrying network is such a worthy initiative. Read more »
Sarah Bellman says she always had a passion for big machines and the great outdoors.

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Sarah Bellman: Striving for sustainable, exciting, innovative work environments

Sarah Bellman joined the extractive industry in 2007 as a graduate management trainee at Hanson Construction Materials. Now, as Hanson’s quarry operations manager for South Australia, Sarah shares her insights of the industry. Read more »

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Cathy Giblin: On the road less travelled

Cathy Giblin is co-ordinator of the IQA’s Women in Quarrying (WIQ) network in South Australia. She recalls life before quarrying, her enthusiasm for the environment, her diverse experiences in the industry and what the WIQ means for her. Read more »

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Joanne Payne: Still going strong

For Joanne Payne, 2017 marks 30 years of continued participation in the extractive and construction industries. She talks about the challenges of making her mark in the industry and of encouraging other women to be proactive through her support of the Women in Quarrying network. Read more »

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The 'devil' in the detail

Together with colleague Paul Soden, Steve Franklin will present on smart solutions for productivity gain. Ahead of his presentation, Steve provides valuable advice on how businesses can think more laterally about the way they interpret and respond to their data. Read more »

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