Showing posts from October, 2012

Australian Economy and Rio Tinto Future Mining

Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future™ programme will introduce a fleet of new driverless trucks and remote controlled equipment where current site based employees will, in the future, be based in a city thousands of kilometres away. Working from our state-of-the-art Operations Centre in Perth, employees will work like air traffic controllers where they will supervise automated drills, loaders and haul trucks across our Pilbara sites.To ensure our continued success, we put an emphasis on our most valuable asset -- our people. We currently have unique opportunities available for driven people who have a passion for world-class technology and innovation. To find out how you can make a direct impact on the future of mining, visit

SOURCE: Rio Tinto, Perth, Australia

Mining is a big industry in Australia

The mining industry is important to Australia. It brings in billions of dollars of export income. It provides work for over 750,000 Australians. It supports communities all across the country, today and into the future.

SOURCE: This is Our story Bourgoin grew up in France, literally a world away from Australian mining. Now she is a Manager at Rio Tinto's Operations Centre in Perth, where the walls of the centre are lined with screens, monitoring rail, port and mine movements up to 1,500 kilometers away.These people work hard,  look after each other and  are committed to Australia. Australian Mining.Australia is the world's leading producer of bauxite and iron ore; the second largest producer of alumina, lead and manganese; the third largest producer of brown coal, gold, nickel, zinc and uranium; the fourth largest producer of aluminium, black coal and silver; and the fifth largest producer of tin.2The nation not only exports raw materia…

Strasbourg had a central role in the 1990s

PICTURE: Helge V. Keitel, Strasbourg, France (1997)Strasbourg and France had a central focus in our activities from 1989  to 1997. Things have changed during the past fifteen years. Why on earth aren’t we using that experience and background in our daily work today? I’ve to make some investigating journalism to find out.Wikipedia’s definition of investigative journalism: Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, often involving crime, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing. An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report. Investigative journalism is a primary source of information.[1][2][3][4] Most investigative journalism is done by newspapers, wire services and freelance journalists. Practitioners sometimes use the terms "watchdog journalism" or "accountability reporting."An investigative reporter may make use of one or more of these tools, amo…