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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Techno...

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Jul 29, 2020
Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Friday 31 Jul 202, 9-10am – Mining, the circular economy and beyond. Register to attend by clicking here. Abstract: The current global tensions between China and the West have the potential for leading to major disruptions in metal supply. This presentation will consider the latest data on supply security based on recent  research conducted on resource efficiency, recycling, ...

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Jul 20, 2020
What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

In past weeks, iQ has been looking at the similarities between the mining industry and the Australian Defence Force in terms of managing stresses on personnel. This week we look at the primary relationship between the staff member and families, not only when they’re away, but when they return from onsite. How does Defence manage it? Time apart due to deployments, training or other ...

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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to help educate children. What can the mining industry learn? Defence recognis...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identificat...

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Jul 07, 2020
Data to deliver exploration dollars

Data to deliver exploration dollars

The Australian Government has launched an online data portal that will help the resources sector lead economic recovery following COVID-19. The portal provides free access to around 250 datasets collected as part of the Australian Government’s $225 million Exploring for the Future program, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “We know the resources sector h...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found strong momentum towards employment growth ov...

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Jun 05, 2020
University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

There’ll be a merger of two key geoscience institutions at the University of Queensland. The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and UQ Holding’s technology transfer company JKTech, are integrating their activities under a single management structure.The move would consolidate and strengthen both organisations said Managing Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute P...

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May 14, 2020
Gas country tenders open to fire up exploration

Gas country tenders open to fire up exploration

The State Government has opened 12 parcels of land covering more than 6700sq km to tender for gas exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today said the land, in the resource-rich Bowen and Surat basins, was in proven highly prospective regions. “This is about keeping exploration moving in Queensland to support our post COVID-19 economic recovery,” Dr Lynham said. The new land rele...

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