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Aug 07, 2020
Mining shires show how to handle a pandemic

Mining shires show how to handle a pandemic

Pandemic and opportunity have combined to put mining shires on the winners podium when it comes to keeping the economy afloat. And Cloncurry takes the gold medal. The ‘big shire, few people, enormous resource wealth’ profile of the region 800kms west of Townsville has attracted unsolicited exploration attention by helping maintain production in the face of restrictions that have cripple...

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Jul 30, 2020
Earthmoving owner takes to life in the fast lane

Earthmoving owner takes to life in the fast lane

Having your own excavation business is handy if you’re a buggy enthusiast keen to build an off-road racing circuit. Newman Trucking and Excavations owner Ray Newman has achieved just that at Moranbah, with his circuit playing host to its first Queensland Off Road Racing Championship round this month. He built it with his own equipment and assistance from AE Group Civil & Mining C...

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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 06, 2020
Lessons from Defence in managing postings

Lessons from Defence in managing postings

The business of mining can be rewarding but it throws up challenges for both the staff member, his or her partner and the kids. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a sophisticated program for helping its members handle remote area work demands. In the first of a series of articles, the ADF outlines its approach to tackling issues involving postings. That includes changing bases, state...

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Jul 01, 2020
Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

The best wheels in the North West are hitting a digital arena this year after the COVID-19 crisis forced Mount Isa Motor Show organisers to opt for an online version. Last year’s event attracted 80 vehicles and drew more than 600 people through the gates at Buchanan Park. This year will see the Mount Isa ‘Digital’ Motor Show go live online on July 12. (Details HERE) ...

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Mar 07, 2019
Hammer time for classic car collection

Hammer time for classic car collection

Have you an itch to scratch when it comes to owning a classic car? One look at the catalogue for an Australian auction next month would get the pulse racing for any motoring enthusiast. The largest collection of classic cars in the Southern Hemisphere is going up for auction – with everything from a 1960 Goggomobil Dart to a1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV , classic Commodores, Ford ...

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