AIG Annual General Meeting

The AIG Annual General Meeting was held in Brisbane last night (14 May, 2019) at the Transcontinental Hotel. The meeting was attended by 25 members. Five members also submitted proxies for the meeting.

Andrew Waltho, stepping in for AIG President Mike Erceg who was unable to attend due to work commitments in Papua New Guinea, chaired the meeting and presented a summary of AIG’s status and issues on which Council had been focusing on over the past year. A copy of Andrew’s presentation is available here, along with Mike Erceg’s President’s report and the Treasurer’s report prepared by AIG’s Treasurer Tim Pippett.

The results of the election to fill seven Council regular vacancies were announced. There were fourteen candidates for the seven positions available. The successful candidates were:

  • Wendy Beets
  • Rod Carlson
  • Robert Findlay
  • Sophie Hancock
  • Leah Moore
  • Dale Sims
  • Andrew Waltho

These councillors are eligible to serve until toe 2021 Annual General Meeting.

In addition, there were two casual vacancies available that Council elected not to fill at the most recent Council meeting and were, therefore, open to be filled by a vote of members at the AGM. The meeting unanimously resolved to appoint the two candidates with the next highest number of votes in the Council election to these positions.

As a result:

  • David Andreazza, and
  • Beau Nicholls

will join the Council until the 2020 AGM when the positions they have been appointed to would normally be declared vacant, in accordance with Clause 27(a) of AIG’s Constitution.

Members were also asked to vote on a resolution to accept proposed changes to AIG’s Code of Ethics. 96% of members who lodged valid votes agreed with the proposed changes and the members attending the AGM unanimously endorsed this result.

623 valid votes were received from eligible members.

The proposed changes are effective immediately.

The new Council for 2019-2020 is:

  • David Andreazza*
  • Wendy Beets
  • Rod Carlson
  • Matthew Cobb*
  • Katarina David*
  • Robert Findlay
  • Sophie Hancock
  • Patrick Maher*
  • Leah Moore
  • Beau Nicholls*
  • Timothy Pippett*
  • Dale Sims
  • John Sykes*
  • Andrew Waltho

Councillor’s names followed by * are eligible for re-election in 2020.

Congratulations to both our new and returning Councillors and thanks to those members who participated in the election and attended last night’s Annual General Meeting.

It was announced that Julian Vearncombe had agreed to accept the role of Chair of AIG’s Ethics and Standards Committee, replacing Jacqui Coombes. This is a very important role in AIG’s efforts to continuously improve professional practice by members.

The Annual General Meeting concluded with questions from the floor, dealing with AIG’s on-line membership application system and the status of considerations to appoint a CEO to manage AIG business.

The AGM was followed by a Queensland Branch technical talk: Development in understanding of the Tritton-Girilambone Cu District: Resolving hydrothermal mineralisation in multiply-deformed rocks presented by Travis Murphy of CSA Global.

30 Things

30 Things, released recently by the Minerals Council of Australia, focusses on the science of materials, materials that mineral and energy explorers, resources developers and miners and petroleum producers find, extract and create for the economies, nations and people of the world.

30 Things is a great resource for pointing out the contribution of minerals and metals to everyday life – things we take for granted like:

  • electricity
  • iPads, smartphones and X-boxes
  • your home
  • beer
  • wind generators and solar panels
  • even the Melbourne Cup.

Download 30 Things in PDF format from the Minerals Council of Australia website.

High tech metals in New South Wales

High-tech metals are used in rapidly growing advanced-technology industries that are now being boosted by consumer demand for a high-tech, connected and environmentally sustainable future.

The Geological Survey of NSW has released a map, report and a series of fact sheets highlighting their state’s contribution to this emerging sector of Australia’s minerals industry.

metals map

The variety of products using high-tech metals are almost endless: from tiny mobile phone parts through to medical applications such as hip replacements and pace makers; from storing solar energy at the home to electric vehicle components and parts for huge wind turbines; even flying above us in parts for aircraft and satellites – high-tech metals play an important role in modern life.

NSW is rich in high-tech metals, offering exciting opportunities.

This map shows areas in NSW that currently produce, or have the potential to produce, high-tech metals including:

  • copper and gold
  • rare earth elements (REEs), including scandium
  • platinum group elements (PGEs)
  • cobalt, lithium, titanium and zirconium.

The map also explains the sources and uses of high-tech metals, contains important project summaries, and provides charts of current world production and reserves. A detailed glossary and reference list are also included.

Find out more on the NSW Geological Survey website.