For a lot of regional towns in Australia, the gold mining industry is the economic backbone contributing through jobs, livelihoods and security. But they are also an important part of the community.
For Liz Jones, her employment in the gold mining industry as a mining manager at Ramelius Resources’ Mt Magnet operation in Western Australia also comes with a focus on helping the local community.
The Gold Industry Group is supporting the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (KBCCI) inaugural Kal Jobs Expo that will be held in Perth at CCIWA on Wednesday, 28 March.
With more than 1000 jobs vacant in the Goldfields, the one day event will connect job seekers directly with Goldfields employers who have a range of career opportunities available including Gold Fields Australia, Evolution Mining, Silver Lake Resources, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, KCGM and Newmont Australia.
Evolution Mining Limited has announced gold produced at its Mt Rawdon gold mine, located 20 kilometres southeast of Mt Perry, has been used to make Australia’s most iconic horse racing trophy for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
This is the third consecutive year that Australia's second largest gold miner has supplied the gold to make the Melbourne Cup trophy, but the first time the gold has come from one of its Queensland operations.
It was all gold at the 17th WA Business News 40 under 40 Awards last night with Gold Industry Group Vice Chairperson and Gold Fields Vice President of Legal and Compliance Kelly Carter and Saracen Mineral Holdings Managing Director Raleigh Finlayson both taking home awards.
Mr Finlayson took out the top honour, named First Among Equals ahead of a diverse field of more than 100 of WA's young business & community leaders, as well as the large business category.
Electrical apprentice Victoria Putter has become a treasured member of the electrical team at Gold Fields' St Ives Gold Mine and is close to finishing her TAFE studies in Kalgoorlie.
In her second year as an Electrical Apprentice, Ms Putter is achieving excellent results in her TAFE studies, with her positive attitude an asset in the workplace.
The Gold Industry Group hosted a focus group with Goldfields’ locals and members this week to decide on key trail locations and unique stories to tell via its Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail to be launched at a community event on Saturday 9 June 2018.
It will be the nation’s second virtual gold trail to feature on the free Heart of Gold Australia app, providing an interactive and engaging experience for students, tourists and the wider community to connect with Australia’s gold story.
Gold industry leader and Northern Star Resources Chief Executive Officer Stuart Tonkin joined the Gold Industry Group Board of Directors last week as he looks forward to working alongside the experienced team to grow the Group.
“There is a great opportunity to tell our story and show our support for the community as an industry. The gold industry is a significant contributor to the socio and economic fabric of our country and we often don’t tell our story as well as some of the other resource sectors,” Mr Tonkin said.
The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation launched a mass public art exhibition in January as part of its major campaign to raise awareness of children’s mental health, which has seen a huge pod of wildly colourful dolphin sculptures painted by local artists ‘swim’ into Perth’s streets, parks and public spaces.
Gold Industry Group Director Sharon Warburton is also a Non-Executive of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and a driving force behind the Big Splash WA initiative, which aims to address the drastic increase in young people presenting to medical professionals with mental health issues.
St Barbara is leading the way for gender equality in mining after receiving the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ citation for the fourth consecutive year.
With St Barbara Managing Director and CEO Bob Vassie a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador since 2014, this latest citation confirms the Company’s commitment to addressing pay equity and ensuring gender equality in recruitment, promotions and reward and recognition.
Northern Star Resources, KCGM and Newmont Boddington Gold were all finalists in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) 2017 Community Partnership Awards for successfully forming meaningful relationships and enduring outcomes for communities.
Insights from these programs were shared at the 2017 Awards for Excellence seminar late last year and are now available online.
In collaboration with The Perth Mint, InfiniGold has released the latest innovation in gold investment – a flexible digital gold product compatible with a wide range of technology platforms including blockchain.
InfiniGold digital gold certificates offer institutions the opportunity to present investors with a new, secure and easy way to trade, hold and transfer physical gold.
Gibbs Street Primary School and Swan Valley Anglican Community School students have been among the first to walk Perth's newest and first virtual gold trail on all expenses paid school excursions last month.
Gibbs Street Primary School won our Hit92.9 launch competition and Swan Valley Anglican Community School won our AISWA Humanities and Social Sciences Conference competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gold Industry Group recently spoke with diversity scholarship recipient and geologist, Sarah Arnoldi, about her honours thesis on the Pinjarra Orogen.
Earlier this year, the Gold Industry Group partnered with the WA School of Mines Alumni to support diversity within the school and the wider industry.
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.
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.
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.