Professional Issues

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

Update on the Competent Person Issue in the Current JORC Code Review

As part of the current JORC Code review, JORC has formed several working groups comprised of JORC members and selected contributors from industry. The working group topics include; Competent Person, Reasonable Prospects for Eventual Economic Extraction, ESG reporting, , Guidance, Reconciliation, Use of JORC for non-ASX reporting, and Risk. The Competent Person issue is unique

Geoscientist unemployment at record low levels

Geoscientist unemployment fell to 1.8% in September 2021: equal to the lowest level recorded in 10 years of quarterly employment surveys by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). The under-employment rate amongst geoscientists (respondents able to secure 25% or less of their desired workload) fell to 6.0%.   The unemployment and under-employment rates in the previous

What’s happened with geoscientist employment during Q2 2021?

The latest Australian geoscientist employment survey is open for contributions. Complete the survey by 31st July 2021.

AIG joins Australian Council of Professions

The AIG Board, at its October 2020 meeting approved a proposal to join the Australian Council of Professions (ACoP).

COVID-19 & Gender Equity

The Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) have partnered with the University of Queensland and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on men’s and women’s careers. The purpose of this research project is to gain a clear understanding of the COVID-19 environment and its potential impact upon

Burnout at work

A short overtime sprint won’t kill you but, as data from World War One shows, consistently putting in too many hours at work hurts employees and employers. A recent BBC report described esearch on working hours that suggests overwork leads to being less productive, not more. It is also associated with increases in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and

Australian geoscience today

AIG’s Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey has been running for almost ten years, regularly collecting data on employment prospects for geoscientists, as well as demographic data that provide insight into how our profession is evolving. Since the surveys commenced, unemployment amongst Australian geoscientists has been as low as 1.6% in September, 2011, and as high as