Australian Uranium Association

As the Australian uranium industry’s exclusive advocacy body, the Australian Uranium Association

Australian Uranium Association

Preventing Hearing Loss in the Mining Industry

Of our five traditional senses, one that many of us take for granted is our ability to hear. We recognise the importance of wearing protective lenses to shield our eyes when using power tools, or putting on a mask while working around mould and dust, yet hearing protection, it seems, often takes a backseat to our other senses.

Preventing Hearing Loss in the Mining Industry

Sustainable Waste and Resource Management

Now the bad news: in several states, landfill prices are so low as to make it uneconomic to recycle effectively. “In the states where landfill is very cheap there is not much incentive not to send waste there because it is the cheapest disposal option. In New South Wales [for example] where the landfill cost is high and a levy is applied which is very high, it then starts to make resource recovery more attractive.” But there is no consistency from state to state.

Waste Management Association of Australia

Energy Generation in the Age of Carbon Pricing

The AETA was developed in close consultation with WorleyParsons, the Australian Energy Market Operator, CSIRO, and a stakeholder reference group drawn from industry and research/academic organisations with interests and expertise in a diverse range of electricity generation technologies. Under its provision of high level transparency, the AETA offers comprehensive details of its underlying methodology, assumptions, parameter values and component costs within the report and its accompanying model.

The Australia Energy Technology Assessment 2012

Innovative Travel

Eighteen years ago the Corporate Travel Management (CTM) team set out to provide an alternative to the impersonal, one-solution-fits-all travel management companies clogging the market. “Ten years ago every large company in Australia that wanted to use a travel manager was stuck with four or five global players,” CTM Founder and CEO Jamie Pherous reports.

Corporate Travel Management

Queensland Resources Council

A year ago, we spoke with Michael Roche, Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), about the minerals and energy sector’s resolve to bounce back from devastating flooding as well as fronting up to the impacts of the MRRT and a carbon tax.

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Gender Inequality in Mining

In Australia, the wage disparity between men and women persist, and shows no signs of narrowing. In recent years, this persistent gender pay gap has increased, and is now around 17 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The difference in pay – which excludes part time, casual earnings, and overtime payments – is especially apparent in mining, where the difference continues to be felt despite increasing demand for resources for minerals and increasing profits.

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Exploring the Australian Mineral Exploration Review 2011

The report is out – Australia’s mineral exploration remains vibrant! Or, at least so says the title of the most recent media report produced by the office of MP Martin Ferguson, Minister of Resources and Energy. The release goes on to detail the highlights of the 2011 Australian Mineral Exploration Review, just published by Geoscience Australia.

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WA Minister Norman Moore

February 23, 2012 marks the start date for entry into Round 5 of the exceedingly successful WA State Government’s Co-funded Exploration Drilling Program. Grant applications for drilling projects to be undertaken in the state within the 2012-2013 financial year will be accepted until 30 March, with over $5 million of co-funding on the table for this round alone. Altogether, nearly $21 million of the State Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme has been dedicated to the program, aimed at supporting innovative drilling projects in greenfield areas.

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Minister of Resources and Energy

You don’t get much change out of Martin Ferguson – in either sense. He doesn’t give ground in an argument, and he certainly retains a consistency about his views. Former ACTU president, he is Member of Parliament for Batman and federal minister for resources and energy and for tourism. Martin talked to Australia Resources Focus and gave us his characteristically uncompromising views.

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Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

June 24, 2017, 8:11 AM AEST