Should selected industries be permitted to import foreign workers?
The September, 2012 edition of “INTHEBLACK”, the monthly magazine of CPA Australia, contained articles by three authors putting their viewpoints about the merits or otherwise of allowing firms or industries to import foreign workers into Australia. Industry leaders fear that major projects in the mining, construction and other sectors may be abandoned without significant […]Continue Reading →
Is a golden rule of exploration drilling about to change?
By: Brian Harrisson
This article appeared in the Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, No. 6 December, 2009 at, P24.
A recent technical paper has challenged one of the golden rules of exploration namely that angled drill holes detect dipping targets more effectively than vertical holes.
The paper has its […]Continue Reading →
Detection effectiveness of angled versus vertical drilling
Author: Harrisson, B. K.
Source: Mining Technology, Volume 118, Number 1, 2009, pp. 13-24(12)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
The paper examines the conventional belief that angled holes are more detection effective than vertical holes with dipping targets. The examination uses a binomial probability framework.
Analysis in […]Continue Reading →
James Delingpole: Killing the earth to save it
The author (Delingpole) claims that, Western Governments and climate scientists are parties in a conspiracy to deceive their publics into believing that human activities are causing the planet to warm, when the truth is that the planet is not warming. His attempts to support this claim are rich in hyperbole and short on […]Continue Reading →
My comments about the Carbon Tax
A heated debate began when the Australian Government announced an initial carbon tax with a move within a few years to a full emissions trading scheme (ETS). Like others I have political views but I think that this issue is of such importance to Australia and indeed the world that it transcends political party loyalties. […]Continue Reading →