In October 1963, the world held its breath as a tense political standoff between two hegemonic forces came to a head.  

The future is full of change for the mining sector, according to Deloitte’s Tracking the Trends 2018 report, which shows miners are overcoming innovation barriers, embracing digitisation and paving the way for the workforce of the future. 

For those with anything but a passionate interest in Australian history, the 1861 Census of the Colony of Queensland – the first since the state’s 1859 split from New South Wales – is probably not the most gripping read. 

Could miners and renewable energy companies collaborate to benefit both? 

Over the last couple of years, lithium and its use in rechargeable batteries has taken the mining industry by storm. 

Not that long ago it was described as ‘flying under the radar’, but as the electric vehicle (EV) market picks up, nickel is making a new name for itself in the resources space. 

Trying to predict the future has been a fascination of human nature almost since time began. From the use of oracles, soothsayers and psychics to scientific statisticians, knowing what will happen next has always sparked debate.  

Over recent weeks, new projects have been announced, some reopened and others are hitting production. All of this brought with it the news that new jobs were up for the taking. 

After a tumultuous period of unease across Australia’s once burgeoning mining industry, calmer waters are being predicted ahead.

Australia has long been regarded one of the mining innovation capitals of the world, although a recent report suggests the country is behind its competitors when it comes to long-term innovation projects and planning.