With nearly 350 mines spanning almost every state and territory, the mining industry is a major cornerstone of Australia’s economy. Australian mines indirectly employ over one million people, yield billions of dollars in annual exports and produce coal, iron ore, gold, uranium, aluminium, lithium and a range of other precious and rare earth minerals. Western Australia in particular, is home to approximately half of Australia’s mining operations and often deploys workers to remote sites using fly-in fly-out (FIFO) arrangements.
What is autonomous mining?Autonomous mining describes any technology-driven activity which either reduces or eliminates the need for people to carry out manual tasks associated with the operation of a mine site.
Building and leading high-performing teams with Nathan SharpeI have been lucky to experience most of my life in a team. I love it. Being surrounded by a group of like-minded people with a collective goal, prepared to sacrifice their own needs for the good of their mates is as good as it gets for me.
COVID-19 and its impact on Australia's mining industryBrunel recently brought together a group of leaders from across the mining industry to discuss the workforce challenges emerging in Australia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.