Empathy in leaders: A journalist’s perspective


As part of the recent commentary on the characteristics of effective leadership, Quarry editor Damian Christie (pictured above and below) explains the importance of empathy in his role working with the quarrying industry for the past 13 years.

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Industry doyen warns of post-COVID challenges


After more than 50 years of involvement with an OEM and supplier to the mining and aggregates industries in Australia, Dale Elphinstone is no stranger to the twists and turns of fickle economic conditions – but he remains ever the optimist.

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Know Yourself: James Rowe – self-development and personal growth challenges


In this second chapter of a seven-part series on the characteristics of effective leadership, South Australian IQA member and Groundwork Plus director James Rowe recounts his experiences of developing leadership credentials in the quarrying industry, as told to mentor Mike Cameron.

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NSW quarries and concrete health and safety seminar talks silica


The New South Wales divisions of the IQA and Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia held the recent Quarries & Concrete Health and Safety Seminar, headlined by the NSW Resources Regulator’s Garvin Burns and HeidelbergCement’s Klaus Hormann.

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Performing at your peak: embracing self-improvement


In the construction materials industry, it is not unusual for one to put the needs and demands of the business or organisation above one’s own aspirations. As Peter Ambrose explains, for a business to succeed, it is equally important that quarry managers do not overlook the development and growth of themselves and their workforce.

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Modern dump trucks highlight advantages of renting


Since 2005, Delta Rent, a subsidiary of the diversified, turnkey contracting service for urban and industrial landscapes, has certainly seen its equipment grow in size and quantity, and the latest addition to the family is no exception to that mantra.

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Awards ambassador urges more women to seek recognition for effort


How PCM’s Women in Industry Awards recognise outstanding women from across the industrials sector – whether they work in quarrying, mining, road transport, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, bulk handling, waste management, rail and infrastructure.
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Why quarrying fares well in inclusion, diversity stakes


With the national dialogue in the past few months having centred around the safety and respect of women in politics and beyond, Damian Christie discusses where he rates the quarrying industry in that mix – and he believes the industry has a a record in which it can be proud.

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Passing on safety lessons – in the pit and on the water


Editor Damian Christie discusses the unlikely safety parallels in sailing and the quarrying industry. As on the high seas, operators across the sector should take extra care in keeping their sites safe and should pass on the lessons they learn to their peers across the industry. 

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