Tag: mining engineering

Occupational Health & Safety

Visit Australia’s Centre of Dust Research Excellence

Re-blog via  Australian Bulk Handling Review May/June 2016 Thirty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane’s CBD, the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) at Redbank is home to world-class facilities that contribute towards preventing disasters, fatalities, lost-time injuries and occupational disease in industry. Established 30 years ago as a business unit of Queensland’s…

12 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights



Mining & Resources

Transport & Logistics

Budget 2014: The winners and losers

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the much-anticipated 2014 Federal Budget last night, and as expected, it was followed up with comment and debate from industries across the country. While some sectors stand to benefit from extra funding and support, others will be left disappointed at cuts and reforms that could make things even more difficult in an already…

14 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

4 benefits of adopting UAVs in mining

Once considered a tool of the distant future, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - also known as drones - are now a mainstream and vital asset in a range of industries. Mining firms in Australia have been taking advantage of the many benefits of drones for some time now, in fact, and use of the technology…

15 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

The increasing importance of automation in the mining sector

As one of the country's most important industries, mining in Australia needs to ensure it can evolve and adapt to keep up with competition. As expected, technology is playing a major part as the sector continues to shift and develop. Automation is one of the most disruptive technological developments in mining in recent years, and…

7 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Industry leaders out in force to oppose mining tax

Three heavyweights from Australia's mining sector recently joined forces to oppose a new tax - one that is apparently detrimental to the industry and its companies - from coming into effect. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Council of Australia and the Minerals Council of Australia issued a joint statement on March 18,…

26 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Western Australia named world’s top mining investment hub

The strength of Western Australia's mining sector was once again highlighted after a recent survey ranked the state as the world's most attractive investment destination. Western Australia scored an overall 85.3 out of 100 in the latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2013, managing to stave off competition from the likes of Nevada (84.2) and…

25 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining engineering workers ‘in high demand’

A number of mining engineering positions are in high demand across Australia as companies seek to secure the most skilled workers in the sector. This is according to new research by recruitment consultancy Hays, which highlighted various trends in employment patterns across the industry. Mining training seems to be top of the agenda in Western…

22 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights