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Gold industry unmasks for mental health

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Gold industry unmasks for mental health

As proud Platinum Sponsor of LIVIN WA’s annual charity ball, the Gold Industry Group joined representatives from Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Gold Fields, Newcrest Mining and Gold Road Resources to raise awareness and funds for mental health.

The ‘unmasked’ theme encouraged the hundreds of attendees to break the stigma around mental illness.

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Gold miners ride to conquer cancer

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Gold miners ride to conquer cancer

Saracen Mineral Holdings, Macmahon Holdings and Regis Resources will join other mining companies around Perth in October to support the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, raising awareness of and funds for medical research in the fight to conquer cancer.

Now in it’s 8th year, the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research has already raised over $30 million to date, for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2019

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2019

This year’s Diggers & Dealers was as good as gold as 2450 delegates descended on Kalgoorlie for mining’s biggest industry event.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a hit, gold shone throughout the three day program with GIG Directors Andrea Maxey and Stuart Tonkin taking to the stage, a focus on the image of mining created much discussion at our popular breakfast event with Deloitte, and Northern Star Resources claimed dealer of the year.

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Golden partnership to fast-track UQ cancer test

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Golden partnership to fast-track UQ cancer test

Development of a rapid cancer test at the University of Queensland (UQ) using gold nanoparticles, will be aided by a $300,000 donation from Australian gold mining company Evolution Mining.

The philanthropic funding will help researchers at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, whilst the new blood test could give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis.

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Newcrest ride to Telfer for mental health

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Newcrest ride to Telfer for mental health

Six Newcrest Mining Limited employees banded together to embark on an epic 2,246 km bike ride from their Perth office to the Telfer operations, raising awareness and funds for mental health.

Funds raised went to the WA Disabled Sports Association and Beyond Blue, helping to make a difference in the lives of those affected by anxiety, depression or suicide.

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Responsible gold jewellery

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Responsible gold jewellery

ABC Refinery and Pallion provide assurance for consumers by using responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.

Palloys, the jewellery manufacturing and supply division of Pallion, recently attained certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the foremost standard setting and certification organisation in the world for the international jewellery industry.

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ER teams shine at CME competition

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ER teams shine at CME competition

Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.

Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).

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Gold workers join LIVINWell movement

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Gold workers join LIVINWell movement

The Gold Industry Group (GIG)’s recent mental health tour with charity LIVIN is being hailed a success after more than 40 stigma breaking workshops were delivered across Australia reaching more than 1,200 gold industry workers, locals and students.

As a result of the resounding positive feedback from attendees, the tour has been extended with more workshops to be delivered at gold mine sites in June and a school tour is being explored for 2020.

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Gold Fields' safety campaign benefits community

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Gold Fields' safety campaign benefits community

A Christmas safety push at Gold Fields’ St Ives mine resulted in a monetary gift delivered to five Kalgoorlie-based community organisations.

The funds earned were a result of increasing and improving safety interactions over the 100 days leading up to Christmas.

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Gold takes LIVINWell message across Australia

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Gold takes LIVINWell message across Australia

The Gold Industry Group in partnership with not-for-profit LIVIN will commence a national tour next month to bring LIVINWell workshops to member offices, mine sites, schools and the wider community across Australia, in an effort to help break the stigma traditionally associated with mental illness.

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KCGM awards continue to benefit community

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KCGM awards continue to benefit community

The three winners of KCGM’s quarterly Safety Innovation Award have chosen to donate $4,000 each to Radio Lollipop, Red Cross Soup Patrol and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Men’s Shed.

The awards improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams who have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.

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An industry first for mental health

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An industry first for mental health

Gold Road Resources have had a long-term focus on ensuring their workforce has the skills and confidence to recognise and assist those experiencing mental illness.

Today, almost all employees are now trained in Mental Health First Aid, marking them as the first organisation in the mining industry to be gold accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

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Emergency Response teams go for gold

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Emergency Response teams go for gold

Hundreds descended on Langley Park in Perth over the weekend as AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Australia and Northern Star Resources’ emergency response teams battled it out with 15 other teams to win the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).

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LIVIN goes large

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LIVIN goes large

To coincide with Mental Health Week, our community partner LIVIN were proud to design, implement and unveil the first of their billboards in an awareness campaign across Central and Northern Queensland.

Released across several locations, the first eight billboards are part of LIVIN’s commitment to spread mental health awareness throughout areas which don’t necessarily have the same access to resources that are available in capital cities.

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Kirkland scoops mine rescue win

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Kirkland scoops mine rescue win

Maintaining their stellar year of award wins, the Kirkland Lake Gold Fosterville team took home four awards at this year’s Victorian Mines Rescue Competition (VMRC) including the overall win.

Held over 12 – 14 October and hosted by Kirkland Lake Gold at their Fosterville Gold Mine 20km outside of Bendigo, the 26th VMRC saw nine mines rescue and emergency response teams (ERT) compete.

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