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BARRICK KANOWNA BELLE / KCGM COMBINED EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM WINS 19TH ANNUAL UMRC

Western Australia?s Barrick Kanowna Belle/KCGM Combined Mine Emergency Response Team has narrowly defeated five other teams from across the country to win the prestigious Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition, proudly sponsored by Orica Mining Services. In one of the closest results in the competition history, less than 3% separated the first five teams in the Overall Competition category. Second place went to Northgate Fosterville Gold Mine, with Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations in third place.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING ROADMAP LONG OVERDUE

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.

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