Aboriginal Ranger employment program expands at Northern Star

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Aboriginal Ranger employment program expands at Northern Star

Northern Star Resources Limited has recently expanded its highly successful fee for service (FFS) Aboriginal Ranger employment program to its Kalgoorlie operations. 

Operating at the Company’s Jundee mine since 2012, the Ranger FFS model engages Aboriginal people as environmental experts and to provide core environmental compliance services to Northern Star mining and exploration programs. 

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Driving culture in steel heels

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Driving culture in steel heels

Gold Industry Group Director and corporate leader Sharon Warburton delivered a powerful speech to a full house at the WA Mining Club last month on the importance of supporting a culture of empowerment and mental health in the workplace. 

The St Barbara’s Day lunch remembered those who had lost their lives in the industry and Sharon decided to talk about the importance of people and their mental wellbeing.  

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Gold gender diversity debate challenges perceptions and system

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Gold gender diversity debate challenges perceptions and system

The Gold Industry Group held its second Women in Gold Sundowner, in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, in November at The Perth Mint. 

With a 300-strong crowd in attendance and the much-anticipated gender diversity debate exceeding expectations, it wasn’t long before the hashtag #womeningold17 was trending across Australia on Twitter.

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Northern Star Jundee team wins mines rescue competition

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Northern Star Jundee team wins mines rescue competition

Northern Star Resources was the overall winner at the Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC) on the weekend with their Jundee Team the stand out against 15 teams over two days in seven events.

MERC was held at Langley Park with emergency response teams participating in simulated events covering all disciplines; first aid, confined space, firefighting, hazardous material response, vertical rescue, road crash rescue and emergency response team readiness.

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Bitcoin: Digital or Fools Gold?

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Bitcoin: Digital or Fools Gold?

Ask most people that work in finance what they think about Bitcoin, and the likely response will be; “it’s a bubble”.

Google certainly seems to think so too, with “Bitcoin is a Bubble” returning 31,800,000 results, proof of how many times people have, incorrectly so far, called a top in the price of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency.

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Great debate to put gender diversity under spotlight

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Great debate to put gender diversity under spotlight

Tonight, the Gold Industry Group will host its second Women in Gold Sundowner at The Perth Mint in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, this year putting diversity under the spotlight with a great debate in front of more than 300 guests. 

Inspired by Catherine Fox’s book Stop Fixing Women, the debate will see a diverse powerhouse panel of industry figures battle it out over whether we need to stop fixing women and start fixing the system to achieve gender equality in the workplace. 

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Young Gold Fields leader joins gender diversity debate

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Young Gold Fields leader joins gender diversity debate

One of the gold industry's up-and-coming leaders, Cassie O’Connell, works as Senior Human Resources Advisor at Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia and will soon be making the case for a ’transformed system‘ to eliminate gender inequality in mining.  

Cassie will be one of the panellists at the Gold Industry Group's Women in Gold Great Debate this Friday night at The Perth Mint.

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Discovering Perth's heart of gold

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Discovering Perth's heart of gold

Western Australians have long treasured their gold mining heritage. We have admired the courage, tenacity and sheer grit of those who laboured in the harsh and hot goldfields during the first gold rush in early 1890s.

With Perth's first boom driven by a gold rush, the Gold Industry Group has launched the #heartofgold Discovery Trail starting at Elizabeth Quay. 

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A day in Leinster

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A day in Leinster

The township of Leinster lies 368km north of Kalgoorlie and is often described as an oasis in the desert. Residents refer to it as either the 'home of the wedge tail eagle' or 'the jewel of the northern goldfields'.

Gold mining first began in the area in 1897 and the town was established in 1976. Today, Leinster is home to some 500 gold and nickel mine workers. The Gold Industry Group had the opportunity to visit the mining town and attend the regional race day earlier this month.

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The golden quay to the city

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The golden quay to the city

We painted the city gold to celebrate the official opening of the #heartofgold Discovery Trail in Elizabeth Quay! And what fun it was, with more than 1500 braving the cold weather to experience Perth’s first virtual gold trail.

The event was a celebration of the significant role gold has played and continues to play in the development of WA, bringing the stories of early prospectors who first discovered gold to life. 

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LIVIN youth film launches in Goldfields

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LIVIN youth film launches in Goldfields

In June 2017, the Gold Industry Group took the founders of mental health not-for-profit LIVIN to Kalgoorlie to share their story and send a message of strength to young people in the Goldfields. 

In collaboration with City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, LIVIN founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons were interviewed by the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council.

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

To celebrate the launch of Perth’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at Elizabeth Quay this Saturday, The Perth Mint is giving trail blazers the opportunity to pan for real gold!

Scattered with real gold nuggets from Ramelius Resources’ Wattle Dam gold mine, the Mint’s interactive dry panning activity will have Perth families and tourists of all ages experience what it was like to search for gold during the gold rushes of the late 1800s.

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Virtual trail to tell Perth’s golden story

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Virtual trail to tell Perth’s golden story

The Gold Industry Group will launch its Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at a free event in Elizabeth Quay this Saturday.

The virtual trail is the first self-guided tour of its kind giving members of the community and visitors to the State an interactive ‘gold’ experience via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

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Finding of "Golden Eagle" nugget

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Finding of "Golden Eagle" nugget

Western Australia’s gold history is both colourful and fascinating. Following the challenges of the First World War, the 1930s brought revitalisation to the gold industry with a rise in the gold price and an increase in foreign investment. However, it was the discovery of a gold nugget in 1931 that created a national sensation and saw many prospectors return to WA.

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Support crucial to ensure strong gold sector

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Support crucial to ensure strong gold sector

The Gold Industry Group’s role is vital to educating and engaging with the wider community on the historic, social and economic importance of the gold industry to Western Australia. 

“By leading community and industry initiatives we can create change that will positively influence future generations and ensure the industry stays strong,” said Richard Hayes, Gold Industry Group Chairperson.

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Coolgardie's Ben Prior Park

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Coolgardie's Ben Prior Park

In 1892, Coolgardie grew into a booming town after prospectors Arthur Bayley and William Ford discovered a rich find of gold nuggets at Fly Flat. Prospectors, gold diggers, mining companies and speculators then followed the gold rush during the roaring nineties in Western Australia.

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Gold trail to educate next generation through schools

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Gold trail to educate next generation through schools

The #heartofgold Discovery Trail will be launched in Perth on Saturday 7 October, which is part of a long-term community engagement program aimed at educating and engaging the wider community on the rich history and importance of Australia's gold industry, with a strong focus on educating at a grass roots level.

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2017

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2017

This year's Diggers & Dealers was the most optimistic in years with more than 2100 delegates descending on Kalgoorlie for mining's biggest annual event.

Although a light was shining on gold and exploration budgets have grown, it was clear that more investment in exploration is needed to ensure the future of the sector.

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