JORC Code Consultation Survey Results

JORC Code Consultation Survey Results

A summary of the results of the 2021 JORC Code stakeholder consultation survey has been released. The results include an outline of the demographics of respondents as well as the major areas of concern around the content and application of the Code revealed by the survey. The report can be obtained here; Additionally, there

JORC Code Update

The Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) has released for public submission an online survey seeking comment ahead of the 2021 review and update of the JORC Code. Submissions are open online at until 12th February 2021.  The survey is the next step of the review process and will be followed by a summary

Skill shortages study: Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business

DJSB study 70 professions including geologists and mining engineers by tracking job vacancies and following up with employers.  Previous DJSB reports can be found here.  The latest resources sector survey was released in April, 2017, examining employment prospects for geologists and engineers. The survey found, for geologists, that: the labour market for geologists and geophysicists

Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey – September 2017

The 2017 September quarter Australian geoscientist employment survey is open for contributions until 21st October.  You can complete the survey here. This survey will provide data on trends in geoscientist employment in Australia during the third (June to September) quarter of 2017. The June 2017 employment survey showed that unemployment and under-employment for geoscientists continued to improve,

What’s Happening with Mineral Exploration in Australia?

This question was the subject of a topical, joint GSA-AIG-AusIMM technical talk in Brisbane during July.  The meeting focussed on the situation in Queensland but many of the issues and ideas have national relevance. Any geoscientist working in mineral exploration in Australia over the past few years will tell you that the sector has been doing it

AIG Professional Issues Subcommittee – Upcoming Member Survey

The AIG Professionals Subcommittee is a subcommittee of Council comprising: Wayne Spilsbury MAIG, FAusIMM (CP), PGeo Dr Julian Vearncombe BSc. PhD. FGS. FSEG. FAIG. RPGeo. Kaylene Camuti   MAIG, RPGeo Josh Leigh MAIG Dr Robert Findlay MAIG AIG’s vision statement is “The AIG will strive to be the preeminent Australian professional institute in advocacy for, and

20th Annual Survey of Exploration and Mining Companies

        The Fraser Institute’s 20th annual survey of mining companies has commenced.  Collection of data will continue until Friday November 4th, 2016.  The data collected will allow the survey team to identify those provinces, states, and countries that pose the greatest barriers to investment in the mining sector, as well as the reasons

AIG Strategy and Future Direction: Have Your Say

The AIG Council meets annually, face to face, to consider the Institute’s priorities and future direction in order to maintain AIG’s role as a dynamic, responsive and relevant organisation, providing support, professional services and opportunities for members. This years meeting will be held in Adelaide during June. A short survey has been prepared to seek

Geoscientists’ Employment Concerns Realised With Unemployment Again On The Rise

An improvement in employment prospects for Australia’s geoscientists evident in the September Quarter 2014 AIG Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey results proved to be short lived with unemployment and underemployment rising again in the December quarter. Australia’s geoscientists continue to struggle in response to a sustained downturn in employment prospects. The unemployment rate amongst Australia’s geoscientists

Geoscientist unemployment in Australia: Some improvement but still a struggle to find work

The results of the latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists show that while there has been some improvement in employment prospects, Australia’s geoscientists continue to struggle in response to a sustained downturn in employment prospects. The Institute has also warned however, that only governments can take the action needed