More than 15,000 job seekers descended on the annual SkillsWest Career Expo in Perth earlier this month, where the Gold Industry Group, Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Norton Gold Fields, Macmahon and Ausdrill showcased the sector’s career opportunities.
Held from 16 to 18 August in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the expo presented a unique opportunity for job seekers to discover current vacancies and career pathways at over 100 exhibiting organisations.
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.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) partnered with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) to deliver its annual community expo, ‘Explore the Goldfields’, showcasing the extensive activities and services available to new and existing residents.
The expo saw 70 stallholders interacting with the public, with some businesses even offering raffles or free gifts.
Thousands flocked to the centre of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday for the annual St Barbara’s Day Parade, where colossal mining vehicles rumbled down Hannan Street festooned with mascots, Christmas angels and a couple of famous footy sons.
Now in its 19th year, the festival drew around 15,000 people to celebrate the patron saint of miners and the industry’s contribution to the state’s heritage, economy and community.
In 1911, a newly-wed Aboriginal couple found gold in Far North Queensland. The woman became a miner and made history, when she found a new goldfield located near the Batavia River.
Aboriginal people mined the land for ochre and stone long before the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour. As the European gold rushes spread across the country, some Aboriginal people became prospectors too.
With over 20 years corporate experience in a variety of financial and executive roles, we look back at Ian Murray’s contribution and dedication to the gold industry.
This year his efforts were recognised at the Precious Metals Investment Symposium, where he took home the prestigious Gavin Thomas Mining Award.
On the last Saturday in April, the children from GIFSA’s Saturday Morning Club visited Norton Gold Fields' Janet Ivy Mine located on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.
In 1896, if you opened the door of Boulder Block Hotel and stepped inside, would you expect to find gold?
Yes, there is a story to be told about the secret goings-on at the Boulder Block Hotel. The underground miners of The Golden Mile were “on the gold”, and some of them were said to be selling the gold on the sly at the infamous pub before the whistle blew for the end of shift.
Norton Gold Fields' Paddington Operations recently won second Best Team Overall in the 2016 Underground Mine Emergency Response Competition held at Northern Star Resources’ Kanowna Belle Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie.
It was an outstanding achievement for the Norton team who takes a company-wide approach to training employees and contractors in emergency response (ER).
Member Norton Gold Fields has made its single biggest donation of $50 000 this year to fund the Goldfields Individual and Family Support Association's Saturday morning program.
The Norton Saturday Morning Club will provide respite for carers of children with various disabilities with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of sporting and recreational activities.
The Gold Industry Group recently spoke with Norton Gold Fields Geologist Angela Spencer about how they are supporting smaller mining companies through Toll Treatment which benefits the wider community.
A new common room at Curtin University for young adults with autism was launched last week with the support of Norton Gold Fields.
Norton Gold Fields donated $50,000 to develop the common room into a dedicated space for students participating in the Curtin University’s Specialist Mentoring Program (CSMP).
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the Gold Industry Group at Diggers and Dealers 2015. We're a new group dedicated to promoting and championing the gold industry.
Chaired by former Minister for Mines, the Hon. Norman Moore, we will represent the interests of gold producers, explorers, prospectors and the companies which serve the sector.