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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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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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Macmahon names "The Hulk" as mental health ambassador

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Macmahon names "The Hulk" as mental health ambassador

Mining contractor Macmahon Holdings engages retired mixed martial artist, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei as an ambassador for its Strong Minds, Strong Mines mental health program.

The program was launched in March 2018 with toolbox talks delivered to around 800 workers across Macmahon’s Western Australian operations.  It has since been extended to reach more than 1500 workers Australia wide.

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Gold Fields ER team perform golden role

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Gold Fields ER team perform golden role

Go behind the scenes with Gold Fields’ Emergency Response team and watch a live training drill at stop 6 on the Kalgoorlie #heartofgold Discovery Trail.

Find the Saint Barbara statue to uncover the critical role that all emergency response teams play in modern mining operations and their local communities.

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Evolution champions environmental rehabilitation pilot program

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Evolution champions environmental rehabilitation pilot program

Evolution Mining has partnered with NQ Dry Tropics (NQDT) to pilot an innovative Environmental Enhancement project, aimed at re-establishing an open body of water and restoring its fauna diversity.

By removing 15 hectares of aquatic weeds within the Kalamia Creek wetlands in Ayr, North Queensland, the project will explore how to prevent their continued spread, and how those weeds can then be harvested, transported to a local landholder and turned into compost, with the resulting organic matter used to improve local agricultural soils and benefit farm productivity. 

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KCGM donates award bonus to Kalgoorlie Men's Shed

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KCGM donates award bonus to Kalgoorlie Men's Shed

Two winning Safety Innovation Award recipients have chosen to donate $12,000 to the C.Y. O'Connor Men's Shed in Kalgoorlie. The KCGM quarterly Safety Innovation Awards are designed to improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams that have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.

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Telfer study guides community programs

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Telfer study guides community programs

Working alongside its local community is at the forefront for Newcrest Mining Limited, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, with a recent economic baseline study undertaken with the Martu people providing direction for their Telfer community programs.

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Gold Fields employees LIVINWell

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Gold Fields employees LIVINWell

Earlier this month, mental health not-for-profit charity LIVIN delivered their LIVINWell program to employees and contractors at Gold Fields Granny Smith mine.

Based in Laverton, the workers of this remote mine site would be forgiven for thinking that they’re located too far from mental health assistance – but nothing could be further from the truth.

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WASM Wallabies and Wombats compete against world's best

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WASM Wallabies and Wombats compete against world's best

The WASM Wombats and WASM Wallabies competed in 40th Intercollegiate Mining Competition at the Camborne School of Mines in England over the weekend, with the WASM Wombats Women's team winning for the first time in Mining Games history. 

The Ausdrill Wombats came a close second overall to the hosts, while both Wallabies teams beat their personal best results, and the WASM Alumni team placed as the overall winners of the competition. 

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Job security in gold mining

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Job security in gold mining

Job security can play a defining role in which positions people accept. For family man Abraham van Niekerk, that decision landed him in the gold industry in 2010.

Mr van Niekerk is employed as a senior environmental and social responsibility adviser at Northern Star Resources’ Jundee gold mine near Wiluna.

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Golden job opportunities at Gold Fields

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Golden job opportunities at Gold Fields

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. 

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Strong community partnerships recognised in gold sector

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Strong community partnerships recognised in gold sector

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.

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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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