Conference Program

Conference Program

Click on the sessions below to see our amazing line up of keynote speakers and presentation topics.

All times listed below are in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) and recordings will be made available on-demand for up to 6 months post event.

SESSION 1: COVID-19 – impact and learnings | Monday 21 September | Afternoon AWST

11.00am – 3.00pm | Virtual Exhibition
Visit and engage with sponsors and exhibitors at their virtual booths during the Virtual Exhibition. Each booth is customised with collateral for that given company, and you can speak to their representatives just like you would at a face-to-face exhibition.

12.00pm – 12.05pm | Welcome from Conference Chair
Andrew Chaplyn MAusIMM, Director Mines Safety, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)

12.05pm – 12.10pm | AusIMM Welcome
Janine Herzig FAusIMM(CP), President, AusIMM

12.10pm – 12.15pm | Ministerial Address
Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

12.15pm – 12.45pm | Impact on the Australian resources sector: the new normal and new opportunity
Dr Steven Hill, Chief Scientist, Geoscience Australia

12.45pm – 1.15pm | Keeping our people and communities safe through COVID-19
Cecile Thaxter, Vice President – Health, Safety and Environment, Rio Tinto

1.15pm – 1.45pm | Mental Health and Well-Being: A Proactive and Preventative Approach
Sharon Parker, Director, Centre for Transformative Work Design, Future of Work Institute

1.45pm – 2.00pm | Networking Break

2.00pm – 2.30pm | Q&A discussion
During this session, you’ll be able to send your questions directly to the speakers. Speakers will have the opportunity to answer them live on air, or direct with you after the session.

2.30pm – 3.00pm | Networking Function
Get to know some of your fellow attendees. When you join the Networking Function, you’ll be added into some conversations. You can exchange contacts with all conference delegates and make notes.

2.30pm – 3.00pm | Connect with Abstract Authors
During this assigned time, the presenting authors will be available to answer questions or attend 1:1 meetings with attendees.

  • Amanda Dodaro, University Pécs/Laurentian University, Canada
  • Jacques Erasmus, Impala Platinum Limited – Rustenburg, South Africa
  • Francis Ghunney, Mining Tools Ghana Ltd, Ghana
  • Zsuzsanna Kerekes, University Pécs/Laurentian University, Canada
  • Musje Werror, Ok Tedi Mining Limited, Papua New Guinea
  • Bryan Wilson, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada

 

3.00pm – 4.00pm | Panel Discussion: The global impact of COVID-19 on the resources sector

Moderator: Stephen Durkin, CEO, AusIMM

Invited Panelists:

 

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SESSION 2: Innovation & human interaction | Tuesday 22 September | Afternoon AWST

11.00am – 3.30pm | Virtual Exhibition
Visit and engage with sponsors and exhibitors at their virtual booths during the Virtual Exhibition. Each booth is customised with collateral for that given company, and you can speak to their representatives just like you would at a face-to-face exhibition.

12.00pm – 12.05pm| Welcome from the Session Chair
Dr Ivor Roberts, Executive Director Mineral Titles Division, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety (DMIRS)

12.05pm – 12.35pm | Clean Operations Technologies
Ed Santamaria, President and CEO, Normet Group and Mark Ryan, Vice President, R&D & Equipment Offering, Normet Group

12.35pm – 1.05pm | Navigation, Neuroscience and Neural Networks: A Quest to Understand Intelligence and Build Better Technology for Robots and Autonomous Vehicles
Professor Michael Milford PhD, Deputy Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics

1.05pm – 1.45pm | Making mining safer: The future and benefits of autonomous systems
Dr Chirag Sathe, Principal, Mining Systems in Technology, BHP

1.45pm – 2.00pm | Networking Break

2.00pm – 2.30pm | Q&A discussion
During this session, you’ll be able to send your questions directly to the speakers. Speakers will have the opportunity to answer them live on air, or direct with you after the session.

2.30pm – 3.00pm | Connect with Abstract Authors
During this assigned time, the presenting authors will be available to answer questions or attend 1:1 meetings with attendees.

  • Prof Robin Burgess-Limerick, The University Of Queensland
  • Dr Binghao Li, UNSW Sydney
  • Jaqueline Outram, ReRisk
  • Sean Perry, Hexagon
  • Raymond Singamis, Ok Tedi Mining Limited
  • Dane Zielinski-Nicolson, UNSW Sydney


3.00pm – 3.30pm | Dedicated 1:1 Networking time
Schedule one-one-one video meetings with exhibitors or other attendees via the Meeting Hub.

SESSION 3: Accident and Incident Investigation best practice/Legislation, compliance, policies and strategies | Wednesday 23 September | Afternoon AWST

11.00am – 2.45pm | Virtual Exhibition
Visit and engage with sponsors and exhibitors at their virtual booths during the Virtual Exhibition. Each booth is customised with collateral for that given company, and you can speak to their representatives just like you would at a face-to-face exhibition.

12.00pm – 12.05pm | Welcome from the Session Chair
Martin Ralph, Regional Inspector of Mines, Mines Safety Directorate, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)

12.05pm – 12.25pm | The creation of a global standard for tailings management
Prof Andrew Hopkins AO, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

12.25pm – 12.45pm | Incident investigation – towards leading practice
Philippa Dodshon, Postgraduate Research Fellow, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, The University of Queensland

12.45pm – 1.20pm | The criminalisation of industrial safety laws: from civil liability to industrial manslaughter
Occupational safety and health law emerged at the turn of the last century from the excesses of the industrial revolution. The laws were in part a reflection of community expectations of minimum standards for working conditions and in part a recognition of the inadequacy of the civil laws in promoting safety standards. What began as a statutory duty of care regime, with offences that are criminal in nature, has now evolved into a suite of criminal offences including serious criminal offences such as industrial manslaughter. This presentation will explore that evolution and assess the current state of the law.
Michael Tooma, Managing Partner, Clyde & Co. Australia

1.20pm – 1.30pm | Networking Break

1.30pm – 2.30pm | Panel Discussion: Towards risk-based safety and health regulation in the resources sector – progress, priorities, and challenges

Moderator:
Michael Tooma, Managing Partner, Clyde & Co. Australia

Panelists:

 

2.30pm – 3.00pm | Connect with Abstract Authors
During this assigned time, the presenting authors will be available to answer questions or attend 1:1 meetings with attendees.

  • Dr Marcus Cattani, Edith Cowan University
  • Anthony Gibbs, Sentis
  • Prangan Gupta, BHP
  • Richard Marshall, Fusable Pty Ltd
  • Christian Young, Impress Solutions Pty Ltd


3.00pm – 3.30pm | Networking Function
Get to know some of your fellow attendees. When you join the Networking Function, you’ll be added into some conversations. You can exchange contacts with all conference delegates and make notes.

SESSION 4: Effective leadership strategies ensuring a healthy workplace culture | Thursday 24 September | Afternoon AWST

11.00am – 3.30pm | Virtual Exhibition
Visit and engage with sponsors and exhibitors at their virtual booths during the Virtual Exhibition. Each booth is customised with collateral for that given company, and you can speak to their representatives just like you would at a face-to-face exhibition.

12.00pm – 12.05pm| Welcome from the Session Chair
Brett Garland FAusIMM(CP), Director of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre at Sustainable Minerals Institute

12.05pm – 12.35pm | The Implementation of Safety Differently/Safety II in Mitchell Services
Josh Bryant MAusIMM, General Manager People and Risk, Mitchell Services

12.35pm – 1.05pm | Mental health from the (Under)ground up. A proactive approach embedding culture and technology
Peta Slocombe, Executive Manager, Capability & Culture, Northern Star Resources

1.05pm – 1.35pm | Safe work culture begins with strong leadership – Learnings from around the world
Jo MacKenzie, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance, Ausenco

1.35pm – 1.45pm | Networking Break

1.45pm – 2.15pm | Q&A discussion
During this session, you’ll be able to send your questions directly to the speakers. Speakers will have the opportunity to answer them live on air, or direct with you after the session.

2.15pm – 2.30pm | Closing Address
Ian Munns, Deputy Director General, Safety Regulation, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)

2.30pm – 3.00pm | Connect with Abstract Authors
During this assigned time, the presenting authors will be available to answer questions or attend 1:1 meetings with attendees.

  • Kristy Christensen, Shesfreetobe Ltd
  • Anthony Gibbs, Sentis
  • Anton Guinea, The Guinea Group
  • Prof. Trevor Kilpatrick, Mx3 Diagnostics
  • Nikky LaBranche, University of Queensland
  • Gemma Maisey, Edith Cowan University
  • Biao Xie, China University of Mining and Technology


3.00pm – 3.30pm | Dedicated 1:1 Networking time
Schedule one-one-one video meetings with exhibitors or other attendees via the Meeting Hub.

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