JORC Code Public Consultation Process Timeline

JORC Code Public Consultation Process Timeline

The JORC Committee is continuing to actively engage with the market operator (ASX) and regulator (ASIC). Discussions related to specific aspects of the draft Code are progressing, to ensure alignment between all parties, before engaging with wider stakeholder groups.

In parallel the Parent Bodies Joint Taskforce review of the Competent Person framework is underway and continuing, with updates to members provided by the AusIMM and AIG.

As a result of this ongoing engagement process and cognisant of the December – January holiday season, wider engagement and distribution of the draft revised Code will be delayed.

JORC remains committed to ensuring all stakeholders have the opportunity to review and comment on the draft, and as such, will be providing a 3-month period for comment. JORC will provide further details on this early 2023.

JORC is a joint committee of AIG, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).

AIG Service Award – Robert (Bob) Findlay

The contribution of Robert (Bob) Findlay was formally recognised last Sunday afternoon at Branch BBQ (30th October). Bob was instrumental and a driving force in the establishment of the Tasmanian Branch of the AIG and has been a constant member of the branch since its formation. Bob was a Board member (Director) of the AIG Boards, finally relinquishing the position in 2021. Over the years Bob has been involved in multiple career nights and has provided leadership experiences from the Artic to the Antarctic for early career geoscientists. Bob is currently the secretary for the Tasmanian Branch and continues to be key team member in the committee.

Paul Heath (Treasurer), Jane Capp (Vice Chair), Bob Findlay (Secretary), Rhona Cartwright (Chair), Tony Webster (General Committee Member)

How AIG Collects and Manages Members’ Data

AIG needs to collect data from members to deliver benefits of membership.  The integrity and security of members’ information, and preservation of member’s privacy is of paramount importance to our Institute.

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Membership Records

AIG’s membership database is arguably the Institute’s most valuable asset.

Applicants for membership are required to provide information needed to verify that they meet required education, professional experience and ethical conduct standards.

AIG’s membership database is managed using software and data management services provided by a specialist Sydney-based membership information system provider.  All data is stored at Australian data centres and replicated daily across multiple sites to ensure continuity of access to information.  Access to membership data is restricted to AIG officers and contractors directly involved in its management and analysis.  The membership database is used to send membership-specific information, including renewal notices, general meeting and other important notices by email to all members.  All current members are subscribed to this mailing list, which constitutes AIG’s principal means of distributing membership-specific information. Data security procedures followed by AIG’s service provider meet required international standards and are audited quarterly.

AIG does not provide member information to third parties at any time, under any circumstances. 

Membership Information Search

A searchable list of AIG members is available via the AIG website.  Required information (name, membership number, membership grade, state and RPGeo status) is extracted from the membership database, stored securely and accessible only to the membership query software on the website.  Only a limited number of records can be viewed in response to a single query. Members may opt out of being included in this list.

AIG recommends that members who act as Competent / Qualified Persons for public reports issued through securities exchanges include their details in this list due to verifiable membership of a recognised professional institute being a requirement or expectation of acting in this capacity.

Credit Card Information

No credit card information is received by AIG in any form at any time.  All credit card data required to process purchases is collected directly by AIG’s banking services provide (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) using secure web pages and forms provided by the bank’s electronic payments system.  All information transfer is encrypted.

e-mail Newsletters

Newsletters including items of interest to members and information regarding continued professional development opportunities are distributed by e-mail to both members and non-members using an e-mail distribution system that:

  • Is independent of AIG’s membership system;
  • Stored securely on multiple servers in the United States to ensure service continuity; and,
  • Distributes email in accordance with relevant Australian, U.S., Canadian and European laws.

Data held is limited to the email recipient’s name, email address and content preferences.  Access to data is available only to AIG members and contractors directly engaged in preparing and distributing member communications.

Newsletter e-mail recipients must opt-in to receive newsletters and may opt-out at any time.  AIG’s newsletter e-mail list is not made available to third parties. 

AIG website

The AIG website is hosted in Australia.  All AIG website traffic is transmitted to and from users of the website using encrypted links.  The security of AIG’s website is continuously monitored and managed using both server and site-specific security systems that are continuously updated to prevent malicious content being passed on to website users.

Information collected by AIG from members may be subject to prescribed data retention requirements.  Any information held in accordance with these requirements is destroyed by AIG at the end of the required retention period.


AIG cannot guarantee that cyber-attacks or malicious use of information will never occur.  AIG does, however, treat its obligations for security of information held by the Institute seriously.  AIG has established continuously monitored, regularly updated and audited systems to protect information held on behalf of members.

AGC – Australian Geoscience Tertiary Education Profile 2021

The latest in the series of surveys into the capacity of the Australian Tertiary Geoscience sector is now available for download

EXPLORATION RADIO – Around the World in 80 Projects with Mike Porter

#59 – Around the World in 80 Projects with Mike Porter

For decades, Mike Porter ran a business where he took people worldwide to various mine sites and deposits. These tours were open to anyone; somehow, Mike managed to navigate the red tape and get onto every mine site.

That was the magic of the Porter Geo International Study Tours.

Let’s explore.



AIG is looking for a CEO!

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading Institute representing professional geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia (

The Board of the AIG has commenced the process of recruitment of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with the successful candidate to join us as an employee ideally in early 2023. The primary role of the position is to support our volunteer teams who make AIG activities happen and to progress the delivery of AIG’s objectives. The CEO will report directly to the Board.

We invite expressions of interest from enthusiastic, energetic and capable persons with the following background and characteristics;

  • An experience-based understanding of geoscience and geoscientists’ professional activities
  • Leadership responsibility within operational and governance components of significant organisations including budget and financial oversight and management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development program delivery and a history of active professionalism
  • Strong written and verbal communication including confident presentation and public-speaking abilities
  • Background or experience in marketing and promotional activities
  • Experience with the standard Microsoft Suite Products as well as general tech-savviness
  • Current Australian driving licence and valid working/resident status
  • Prior or current Not-For-Profit or professional association management experience would be highly regarded

The AIG is committed to removing all barriers to participation due to age, gender, ethnic background or sexuality and to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all our members and guests.

To be considered in the recruitment process please forward your expression of interest with a brief covering letter (2 pages maximum length) along with a 1-page summary resume of professional experience to by COB Wednesday 16th November 2022.