Indonesia visit by IM4DC Director

Interim Director Ian Satchwell has met with an Indonesian Minister and officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to brief them on IM4DC’s work and to explore avenues for cooperation. Meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN and East Asia forums in Bali, Ian met with the Indonesian Minister for Trade and Chairman […]

Workshop for Africa Study Tour

In December, IM4DC provided several inputs to the Mines and Communities Study Tour organised by the Australian Africa Partnership Facility (AAPF), which visited Queensland and the Northern Territory. The group comprised over thirty officials and civil society representatives from African countries. We facilitated presentations from IM4DC affiliate researchers from the Centre for Social Responsibility in […]

IM4DC discussions on Indonesian training program

IM4DC has held discussions with the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on providing assistance with development and delivery of training programs for Ministry officials, and officials from provincial and local governments. Officials from the Ministry’s Training Agency visited The University of Queensland on 14 December 2011 to hold discussions with IM4DC, the International […]

Seminar on sustainable mining for Indonesian Mines Inspectors

IM4DC coordinated a one day seminar on sustainable mining practices for a group of ten Indonesian Mines Inspectors visiting Brisbane on 13 December. The Mines Inspectors were in Australia as part  of a Public Sector Linkages Program organised by the Queensland Government. The Jakarta-based Inspectors are specialists in a range of different fields including geoscience, […]

34th International Geological Congress, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia

The 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) is heading for Brisbane in August 2012. Under it’s theme, “Unearthing our Past and Future” the IGC will showcase the Oceania region’s geosicence strengths, innovations and natural wonders, through an exciting range of pre and post Congress field trips. The IGC was first held in 1878, and the Oceania […]

International conferences highlight Australian mining interests in developing countries

Upcoming international mining conferences have attracted strong interest from Australian mining companies. The Africa Down Under Conference, held in Perth in August 2011, attracted more than 2000 delegates, including 14 African Mining Ministers keen to market their countries as mining investment destinations. More than 120 companies and government agencies are sending representatives to the inaugural […]

Commonwealth Mining Network established

Representatives of inaugural members of the Commonwealth Mining Network at the Signing Ceremony in Perth.

The Commonwealth Mining Network was the major initiative announced in the closing session of the Commonwealth Business Conference on 27 October. IM4DC signed on as a foundation member of the network. The Network will facilitate exchange of market intelligence, investment opportunities and technical expertise, and promote trade and investment delegations and other cooperation between private […]

Oxfam welcomes Mining for Development initiative

Leading development NGO Oxfam has endorsed the Mining for Development Initiative. Oxfam Australia CEO, Andrew Hewett said on 25 October “people living in resource-rich, poor countries will be better able to share in the economic wealth brought by the operations of Australian mining companies, following today’s launch of Australia’s Mining for Development Initiative”. The Oxfam […]

IM4DC meets with Commonwealth leaders and ministers

The President of Mozambique, HE Armando Guebuza, outlines his mining for development priorities to IM4DC Interim Director, Ian Satchwell and Deputy Directors Robin Evans and Jill Stajduhar

Staff from the International Mining for Development Centre met with numerous Commonwealth leaders, ministers, officials and mining industry representatives during the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth on 25 to 27 October. They briefed these stakeholders on the Australian Government’s Mining for Development Initiative, and its centrepiece, IM4DC. Stakeholders were invited to outline their needs for […]

Foreign Minister outlines Australian support for African mining

Australia’s Foreign Minister, The Hon Kevin Rudd MP has set out the breadth of Australia’s support for good governance of mining in Africa. Speaking at the Australia-Africa Foreign Ministers’ Mining Breakfast on 27 November, held as part of CHOGM, Mr Rudd outlined the range of programs in place in addition to the Mining for Development […]

Prime Minister of Australia launches Mining for Development Initiative

The Australian Government’s Mining for Development Initiative was launched by the The Hon Julia Gillard, MP, Prime Minister of Australia, on 25 October. The International Mining for Development Centre is part of this initiative. Speaking at The University of Western Australia in the presence of senior representatives of the IM4DC partners, University of Queensland, UWA […]

Former PNG Prime Minister visits the JK Centre

On Friday 23 September 2011, the Director of the JKMRC Professor Geoff Gault hosted a visit to the JK Centre by Sir Rabbie Namaliu, a former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade sponsored the visit, with the primary purpose being Sir Rabbie delivering the inaugural PNG Independence […]

Colloquium a signature event on Latin America

“Partnerships for Human and Social Capacity Building” was the theme of the fifth annual Latin American colloquium held at UQ St Lucia earlier this month. The forum has become a signature event for UQ, government and business personnel interested or active in Australia Latin America trade, investment, government relations and international education.

UWA’s Energy and Minerals Institute hosts AusAID African visit

UWA’s Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) recently hosted a visit of more than 30 senior government officials who were attending a study tour to Australia and came from nine different African countries. The Australian Government and African Governments through AusAID were collaborating on sharing experiences on mining governance. This partnership extends from significant expansion in […]

UWA a global hotspot for minerals and energy research

The University of Western Australia recently hosted a delegation of Ambassadors to the United Nations and the visit of more than 30 senior Government officials from across Africa to showcase its energy and minerals research, including in geothermal energy.