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An Austroads study has recommended non-standard materials be used for rural roads.

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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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.

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 »
Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more »
The NSW government's <em>Fatigue management evaluation manual</em>.

Coping with mental health issues in quarries

In 2015, suicides within the quarrying and mining industries convinced many industry people that more had to be done to address the specific mental health issues of workers. Kylie Newton discusses what quarry operators can do to support and assist workers in doubt. Read more »
King Arthur Flour has cannily used the web and social media to boost sales of its product.

Social media, put your mind to it

So you think your company has boring products, do you? Well, it may not be your products that are boring, it might just be you!

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Tsurumi Pumps’ Bill Davidson relaxes beside the LH series dewatering pump, designed for the mining and quarrying industry.

North American visitor boosts pumps distributor

A prominent figure in the North American pump market has recently visited Australia to discuss the benefits of Tsurumi submersible pump systems. Read more »
Komatsu Corporate Finance is now making it simpler for smaller customers to access credit for their earthmoving equipment purchases.

Finance solutions for smaller players

Komatsu Corporate Finance has changed some of its procedures to make obtaining finance for smaller transactions much easier and speedier. 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 »
Transitional assistance is available to offset the carbon tax.

Clean technology investments eligible for grants

With the arrival of the carbon tax, quarries and other extractive businesses have the opportunity to seek grants from the Federal Government for investments in energy efficient capital equipment and low emission technologies.

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Space at Hillhead 2012 is now at a premium.

Hillhead 2012 filling fast

The world’s top quarrying exhibition is shaping up for a massive year, with 385 exhibitors having committed to Hillhead 2012. Read more »
South Australia has a whole toolbox of free safety DVDs for the quarry industry.

Toolbox of safety for South Australia

A toolbox of safety DVDs has been made available free to mine and quarry owners and workers in South Australia.

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Three plenary speakers have been announced for CMIC 12.

Plenary speakers announced for CMIC 12

CMIC 12, the joint IQA/CCAA Construction Materials Industry Conference in September this year has confirmed three plenary speakers: Paul Clitheroe, Christine Nixon and Robin Shreeve.

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