VIC Media Releases


The Minerals Council of Australia today welcomed the Skills Australia report ?Skills for Prosperity ? a roadmap for vocational education and training? as an authoritative contribution to the long overdue reform of Australia?s training system. The roadmap for reform presented by Skills Australia reflects the minerals industry?s call for a truly demand driven training system capable of responding to the drivers of industry and capable of making a significant contribution to the nation?s productivity.

Barrick Cowal wins 5th Victorian Surface Mine Rescue Competition

The Cowal Gold Mine Emergency Response Team (West Wyalong, NSW) has won the 5th Victorian Surface Mine Rescue Competition. Cowal took out the overall Competition Trophy as well as trophies for overall team safety, industrial rescue and team skills exercises. Richard Tait, captain of the Cowal team, took out the captain?s award.

Northgate Stawell Gold Mine Emergency Rescue Team wins Annual Underground Mine Rescue Competition

Victoria?s Northgate Stawell Gold Mine Emergency Rescue Team has narrowly defeated seven other teams from across the country to win the prestigious Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition, proudly sponsored by WorkSafe Victoria.

Miners support new approach to Native Title in Victoria

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division welcomed the introduction of the Traditional Owner Settlement Bill into the Victorian Parliament today. The Bill provides an alternative framework for the settlement of native title claims through agreements between the traditional owner groups and the State, thereby removing unresolved native title claims from the register.

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