Bowen Basin Symposium 2015: Call for Abstracts

The Bowen Basin Geologists’ Group (BBGG) has issued a Call for Abstracts for the 2015 Bowen Basin Symposium

The symposium will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, South Brisbane, 7th to 9th October, 2015.

Key Dates:

  1. 250 word Abstract by 30th June 2014
  2. Acceptance notification by31st July 2014
  3. Manuscripts due by 13th December 2014


Papers on the following broad themes are sought:

  • New Projects / Exploration
  • Structural Geology
  • Coal Quality
  • Global Demand (India / China)
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Coal Seam Gas
  • Safety
  • Coal Resource Estimation / JORC
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Issues
  • Hydrogeology
  • New Technologies / ACARP / Research
  • Environmental Management
  • Native Title / Cultural Heritage

Abstracts may be submitted by email to  Watch this site for further information.

Exploring the unique role interactions of workers in the mining industry

Dr Connor McShane and Ms Kate Kanakis are conducting a research project at James Cook University, Townsville, examining what life is like working in the mining industry.

Specifically, the researchers would like to ask you about what type of work you do and how your work roles interact with roles in your personal life. As an outcome of this project, the researchers aim to provide recommendations to industry and government about how to meet the challenges of the mining working environment.

If you agree to be involved in this research project, you will be invited to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire is available online. The questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please note, that by completing the questionnaire you are providing your consent to participate in this study.

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary and you can stop taking part in the study at any time without explanation or prejudice.

If you know of others that might be interested in this study, can you please pass on this information or forward the survey link to them so they may complete the questionnaire or contact Dr McShane for more details.

Your responses will be anonymous. The data from the study will be used in research publications and conference presentations. You will not be identified in any way in these publications.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Connar McShane.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Connar McShane, Department of Psychology, James Cook University