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Feb 23, 2021
Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Researchers are tracking a hawksbill turtle nicknamed ‘Cannington’ as miner South32 supports an initiative to help the endangered species. South32 Cannington mine has teamed up with Reef HQ Volunteers Association, James Cook University researchers and the Queensland Government for the project. A satellite tracking device was attached to the turtle in late January by researchers on Mil...

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Nov 09, 2020
South32 Cannington renews Fire sponsorship

South32 Cannington renews Fire sponsorship

South32 Cannington has renewed its sponsorship of JCU Townsville Fire for this season’s Women’s National Basketball League championship. The 2020 WNBL season gets under way on November 11, with JCU Townsville Fire tipping off against Perth Lynx in Mackay. The season is following a revised format due to COVID-19, with all 60 games played during a six-week period entirely in North Que...

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Oct 30, 2020
Lady Loretta puts out the welcome mat

Lady Loretta puts out the welcome mat

Employees from Glencore’s Lady Loretta mine had the opportunity recently to meet with neighbouring landowners and key local stakeholders as part of its annual Neighbours Day. Stakeholders made the 280km round trip by bus for an opportunity to see the high-grade, zinc-lead-silver underground mining operation first-hand. A surface tour was followed by an operational update presented by ...

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Aug 17, 2020
Have a plan to survive FIFO

Have a plan to survive FIFO

A former high performance AFL coach has lent his experience to the world of fly-in, fly-out. John Toomey is about to publish a book called ‘Mastering the FIFO Lifestyle’. John has form as ‘wellness thought leader’, having been the Richmond football club’s high performance coach during the ’90s. He has drawn on a range of philosophies and hard medical approaches to expla...

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Aug 12, 2020
MIM ponders copper smelter  future

MIM ponders copper smelter future

Glencore is playing its cards close to its chest on the future of the copper smelter in Mount Isa. A four-year extension was due for review this year. In the past, the owner has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. Mount Isa City Council and the Australian Workers Union have called on Glencore to secure a future for worker...

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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 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 14, 2020
Glencore boost for COVID-19 vaccine development

Glencore boost for COVID-19 vaccine development

Glencore has provided a $725,000 funding injection to the University of Queensland’s efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. UQ’s ‘Molecular Clamp’ project uses technology that ensures the vaccine induces an immune response that recognises and then neutralises the virus. Yesterday it was announced that a Phase l clinical trial involving 120 healthy adult volunteer...

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