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ASEG – Rick Miller Lecture Tour

Rick Miller Lecture Tour

The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) is hosting a lecture tour by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Vice President Dr Richard (Rick) Miller.  Rick is SEG’s 2012 Near Surface Geophysics Honorary Lecturer. (more…)

AIG Newsletter Email List

We’ve lost contact with you!

AIG’s new email list manager, used to send national and state branch email newsletters and event notifications to both members and non-members, automatically removes all email addresses to which delivery of an email has been blocked.  The email list manager has been in use for six months now.  If you haven’t been receiving newsletters and emails from AIG, chances are you name is on the following list. (more…)

Non-Financial Barriers to Exploration

Non-Financial Barriers to Mineral Exploration

AIG is planning a submission to the recently announced Productivity Commission inquiry into non-financial barriers to mineral exploration in Australia.

The terms of reference for the inquiry exclude taxation, royalties and other financial issues, but the inquiry is a good opportunity to put other factors that have a negative impact on Australia’s ability to compete globally for exploration investment on the table, for review by an influential and respected Commonwealth government authority. (more…)

GEMCOM Education Initiative

GEMCOM Education Initiative

Brisbane Minex and Surpac Training

The GEMCOM Education Initiative was established in 2009, aimed at helping unemployed and underemployed geoscientists in Australia extend their skills to improve their employability.  GEMCOM is pleased to run this program again in 2012 and is offering its 3 day MinexTM Foundation course and its 2 day SurpacTM Foundation course in Brisbane. 
When:  MinexTM – Monday 3 December to Wednesday 5 December 2012, SurpacTM – Thursday 6 December to Friday 7 December 2012
Where:  GEMCOM Brisbane office. Level 6, 280 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Cost:  $200 each – which includes registration, lunch and refreshments each day
To qualify for the training, you must certify that you are a member of AIG and are currently either unemployed or employed less than 20 hours per week, and you are not working in a consultant role.  The training course will run subject to achieving the minimum number of registrations. (more…)

L’Aquila Earthquake

L’Aquila Earthquake

Many Australian geoscientists were shocked by media reports of an Italian court sentencing six geoscientists and a government official from Italy’s disaster management agency to proson sentences after convicting them of Manslaughter in response provided to advice provided regarding seismic risks affecting the town of L’Aquila, devastated by an earthquake in 2009. (more…)