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Promising outlook for Hillhead 2012

With nine months to go until the next edition of the world?s biggest outdoor quarrying, recycling and heavy construction exhibition, organisers have confirmed that 91 per cent of exhibition space at Hillhead 2012 has been filled, including major suppliers such as Volvo, Sandvik, Metso, Terex Group, Caterpillar, Liebherr and Bell Equipment.
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Facing the future of carbon with sustainability

The impending carbon price has contributed to lively debate. However, managing energy and emissions with long-term, sustainable solutions may provide win?win outcomes for many industries, argues <b>Michael Loke</b>.
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Brazilians on the road to success with mobile train

In the city of Irau?uba, in the Cear? state in Brazil?s northeast, a Sandvik QA450 triple-deck screener, QH330 cone crusher and QJ340 jaw crusher are taking an active role in renovation works on the BR-222 motorway, which joins the cities of Fortaleza and Sobral.
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What?s happening with the national mining competence strategy?

The NMSF has been a work in progress since 2002. Graham Terrey explains how its nationalcertification and competency-based assessments might become a reality.
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Willingness to learn pays off for school ambassador

An impressive work ethic and commitment has enabled Mitch Gimm to make the successful transition from student trainee to employment with construction materials major Holcim.
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PTG recommends changes to MRRT

Although the quarry industry is exempt from the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, it is a point of contention between the broader mining community and the Federal Government. Larras Moore reports on the findings of the Policy Transition Group.
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Subtle changes in R&D tax credit transition

As the Federal Parliament continues to debate the Federal Government?s proposed research and development tax credit changes, Tracey Murray reports on the subtle changes already being made to the existing taxation concession scheme.
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70 tonner at top of crawler range

Doosan’s largest crawler excavator, the DX700LC, is designed for heavy-duty quarrying and mining applications. Powered by a 345kW turbocharged diesel …
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Education invites engagement

Despite the wind, rain and fire that has engulfed our nation in the last three months, the prevailing mood amongst economists is that the national economy is set for a boom time, fuelled by the demand for commodities from China, India and parts of South East Asia. Even the storm clouds that devastated Queensland may not be without their own proverbial silver lining ? in the form of renewed infrastructure and reconstruction activity.
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Skills recognition, qualifications A starting point at Box Hill

With the quarrying industry facing major recruitment challenges, Box Hill Institute believes that its curriculum can as much support professional development and career planning along the way as it offers skills and award qualifications at the end.
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No escape for quarries in Queensland floods

Queensland?s quarries and mines were not spared from the devastating rainfall and flash floods that enveloped the State in January.

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