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CET DISCOVERY DAY 2015 - A SUCCESS

Feb 27, 2015

Thank you to all presenters and sessional chairs who gave their time and information to ensure a successful outcome, and to all registrants, CET staff and students who attended throughout the day. The CET Discovery Day resulted in 83 people passing through the doors and taking part in the day discussions.

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CCFS Best Poster awarded to visiting MSc student

Feb 19, 2015

Congratulations go to visiting MSc student Celia Guergouz for being awarded the Best Presentation Poster Selected by Panel at the recent CCFS Science Advisory Committee Meeting held from 11-14 June, at Macquarie University.

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New Geophysics Degree at UWA

Feb 13, 2015

Geophysics is the interdisciplinary study of the earth, oceans, atmosphere and beyond using the quantitative methods of physics, mathematics and computer science. In addition to our MSc and PhD research degrees in Geophysics, UWA now offers a BSc Hons degree in Geophysics commencing 2015.

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CET Report on Transfer Pricing in Mining in Developing Countries

Feb 13, 2015

Release date set for the Brisbane G20 Meeting in November 2014: Early in 2014 the CET was commissioned by the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) – an arm of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – to conduct and co-ordinate a research project on the topic of Transfer Pricing (TP) in Mining in developing countries.

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Pietro Guj to represent Australia at the 2014 ITC mining tax meeting in Brussels

Feb 13, 2015

At the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the CET’s Professor Guj joined the Australian delegation to the meeting of the International Taxation Compact (ITC) held in Brussels this month. Sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) this meeting provided a forum for debating policy and administrative issues surrounding mining taxation in developing countries.

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International Focus on Mining Taxes

Feb 13, 2015

On 26 August, the CET hosted a delegation of five Senators from Kenya, led by the Speaker of the House, the Honourable Ekwee Ethuro. This distinguished party was visiting renowned CET expert Professor Pietro Guj to discuss mining taxation policy and administration issues, and in particular to exchange views on the impending introduction of a new Natural Resources (Benefit Sharing) Bill into the Kenyan parliament. This innovative legislation is intended to address the burning topic of how mining Royalties and Fees collected should be redistributed across various levels of government. The Bill envisages the creation of a Sovereign Wealth Fund to appropriate 20% of the money for long-term nation-building projects – smoothing the effect of commodity price cycles – with the remaining 80% distributed at the national, county and affected community levels.

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Allan Trench Addresses Women in Mining and Resources WA Seminar

Feb 13, 2015

Professor Allan Trench of the CET was among the industry and academic speakers invited to address the 2014 Women in Mining and Resources WA (WIMWA) seminar on September 12th. This event – a major annual feature of the WIMWA programme since its inception in 2003 – provides a venue for women working in the mining and resources sectors to expand their industry knowledge and professional networks. Allan spoke to the 500 delegates on the economic outlook for Australian mineral commodities and its relevance to mining sector workforces, joining industry speakers including WIMWA founder Sabina Shugg – currently at KPMG – Atlas Iron Chairman David Flanagan, and Managing Principal at Alternate Futures, Denise Goldsworthy.

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Stimulating Discussions at the AIG Mineral Systems Workshop

Feb 13, 2015

The Australian Institute for Geoscientists (AIG) recently held a 1-day Mineral Systems workshop in Perth WA. Amongst the presenters, CET’s Director, T. Campbell McCuaig and Deputy Director, John Miller discussed the Mineral Systems Concept and recent developments in understanding gold formation in the Yilgarn, respectively. CET researcher, Paul Duuring, presented on BIF-hosted iron and compared the traditional ore deposit model approach to the more “holistic” mineral system model

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UWA’s EJ Holden, building bridges between computational science and geoscience

Jul 08, 2014

Associate Professor Eun-Jung Holden, or EJ as she is known to most, is a perfect example of the sort of academic the Energy and Minerals Institute has the pleasure of working with in collaboration with industry

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WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner

Jul 04, 2014

The annual WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner was held on 20 June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. These awards recognise outstanding innovations in the ICT sector developed in WA in the last year. CET Research Associate Tom Horrocks was one of five honours students shortlisted from WA for the student project award for his Honours thesis in 2012/13, entitled "From Data to Strata: Recognising and Correlating Coal Seam Patterns Across Wireline Logs".

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