Ken Brinsden

The Drilldown: how Ken went back to his Kalgoorlie roots and then kicked on

We caught up with Pilbara Minerals boss Ken Brinsden to talk about his start in mining, why he joined the emerging lithium and tantalum producer and the exciting outlook for WA's battery sector.

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Henry and Johnathan Taitt

‘Awe-inspiring country’: Henry trades Tassie greenery for Goldfields red dirt

Growing up on a farm in north-east Tasmania, a career in the mining industry was far from Henry Taitt’s mind. But that all changed with one phone call from his twin brother Johnathan.

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How a ‘joke’ suit jacket suddenly made Rob hi-vis

Rob Glenn's unique array of tailored jackets are a nod to his sense of humour - but also the lessons he passes on to mining professionals around the country.

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Mount Whaleback blue crusher

A big blue reminder of the importance of mental health

The team at Mount Whaleback iron ore mine in the Pilbara have a constant reminder of the importance of mental health - it’s big, it’s blue and it’s come a bloody long way to get there.

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The ‘little’ program achieving big hearing results in the Pilbara

Hearing is one of the foundations of learning - and by addressing problems early, Pilbara children are being set up for better success at school.

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Mining’s elite test their skills for emergencies they hope never to face

Nobody ever wants to face an emergency on a mine site. But it's also something operations around WA have to be prepared for.

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Justin Zimama working for Northern Star

Finding new careers and renewed hope in WA’s Goldfields

Many migrants and refugees come to Australia seeking security and better opportunities. But the road to finding them isn't always easy.

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Curtin Girls Mining Camp

Girls get an early, hands-on look at mining at new camp

A concept championed by legendary WA mining educator Odwyn Jones is now a reality, after the staging of an inaugural Mining and Lands Camp attended by female Indigenous high school students. Jones, who was Principal of the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie for 15 years, was a long-time advocate for increased Aboriginal involvement in […]

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Linda Deverell

‘I put my hand up for everything’: perseverance pays off as Linda finds her niche in mining

Linda Deverell’s journey to a leadership role in WA’s mining and resources sector speaks volume to the power of persistence.

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Amanda Barlow running

Running on plenty: Amanda’s marathon offshore effort

From a young girl with an inherent interest in rocks, Amanda Barlow ended up with a career and a passion for marathons that have taken her around the world.

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