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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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Seal system offers protection for workers against dust

Mine and quarry workers are exposed each year to inhaling airborne crystalline silica dust and face the very serious health threat known as silicosis.
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Academic centre leads research into sustainable mining practices

With pressures on mining ever increasing, the extractive industries can now benefit from the research and education initiatives of a think-tank dedicated to advocating sustainable mining practices. <b>David Laurence</b> and <b>Simit Raval</b> report.
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Spray nozzles ? a guide to dust suppression

Spray nozzle selection is not an exact science, often due to the nature of dust itself. <b>Stuart Morgan</b> discusses the types of spray nozzles available and the basic principles that are common to their use in dust suppression applications.
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Innovations and best practice showcased in Queensland, WA

The Queensland and Western Australian branches of Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) held their editions of the Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Awards in September. Construction materials businesses on both sides of the continent were acknowledged for their contributions to environmental innovation and commitment to best practice in health and safety.
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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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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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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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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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