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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WASM Automation Professor Robert Solomon

From slide rules to ‘the cloud’: Robert’s incredible mining journey

When Dr Robert Solomon started his career in the mid-1980s, the world was a far more manual place.

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FMG's autonomous ute

Driverless utes making maintenance easier at WA mine site

The mobile maintenance crew at FMG's Christmas Creek mine site previously faced more than 330,000 kilometres a year behind the wheel just to collect equipment and parts. Now those items are being brought to them...

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Nomadic Energy's solar installation at Carosue Dam

The redeployable solar offering flexibility to remote WA mine sites

Timing is often of the essence for mine sites considering renewable energy - but some WA innovation is giving them more flexible options.

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Johnathan and Henry Taitt run Redrock Drilling

‘Just do it’: how a family-owned WA mining business went carbon neutral

Henry Taitt has a simple message for any of his mining counterparts looking at going carbon neutral.

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Peta Wilson and Fiona Allen at Kuarlu Gift Shop

How an old-school voucher program helped a WA town kick on through COVID

Onslow went back-to-the-future with great effect as the threat of a global pandemic closed in.

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Changing face of Collie

The old WA working town learning new tourism tricks

Once known for its coal and power stations and not much else, the WA country town of Collie has some new strings to its bow.

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Jayson Meyers geologist

How a Californian kid became a WA outback explorer

Jayson Meyers never imagined that childhood trips into the US desert would lead to a thrilling career on the other side of the globe.

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Indonesian Asteroid

Coffin-maker dodges asteroid death, becomes instant millionaire

This is one of the rare occasions in life when a meteorite hitting your house is the equivalent of winning the lottery.

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Todd Bond 'crop circles'

‘Crop circles on the ocean floor’: WA scientist’s remarkable find

Todd Bond's research on WA's North West Shelf has uncovered some fascinating possibilities for oil and gas operators.

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