Luck of the Irish?

If I said we could learn something from the Irish, you’d say it might be a good joke, right? Well, I think we can learn a lot from other countries experiences, and I’m not talking about how to drink Guinness either! My taste isn’t that acquired.

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Are You Getting What You Pay For?

Following on from the last edition of our Newsletter (“Who’s Responsibility”), there has been particular interest in how to get employees to take proper responsibility and ownership of their duties, and amazement at how much tax Rio Tinto (and other companies) pay compared to what we get for it.  So how do you judge Value […]

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Who’s Responsibility?

Who’s responsibility is it to teach (and learn) Responsibility? The irresponsible (but increasingly commonly accepted) answer is: Somebody Else. One day, hopefully soon, I’ll find this person named Somebody Else. They have a huge load to carry, and must be so intuitively smart to have all the answers, that the experience will surely be like […]

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Habits

Computer (or Mobile App) Games are usually seen as something anti-social, very time consuming, and almost evil. I don’t usually have the time to even try, but decided to take an interest in a game called Hayday that my kids enjoyed. It’s a Farming Commerce game, and I now encourage my kids to play it […]

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What – Education?

“We don’t need no Education – We don’t need no Self Control” – not many people wouldn’t be aware of Pink Floyds epic song ‘Another Brick in the Wall’, and instantly connect these basic words to a slow and captivating beat. The fact that so many people have learned the lyrics/tune is astounding, especially when […]

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“Like” Discrimination

Whether we like it or not, discrimination has existed in all societies since inception. Unfortunately, as society evolves, it’ll continue to increase and become more prevalent because communication is increasingly instant and easily distributed.

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Queensland Rock Breakers

Reaching for Robotic Rock Breakers

The ability to remotely control mining equipment not only removes people from hazardous and inhospitable working environments, it offers opportunities for increased efficiency, productivity and profitability in mining and construction.  Research conducted at the CSIRO will enable the safe and effective use of telerobotic control of mining equipment over distances of thousands of kilometres.  To […]

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Quick Hitch Update

So what is happening in relation to Quick Hitches in Australia? The immediate answer is NOTHING. Currently, all quick hitches that have a device (can be a manual locking pin) that prevent the bucket from falling off the hitch are allowed to be used in Australia. However, this is likely to change in the future. […]

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