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Rio Tinto

For 146 years, Rio Tinto has been pioneering the production of materials essential to human progress.
Our minerals and metals help make modern life work. They are found in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout the home. 
Through the products we deliver, and the partnerships we create and nurture, Rio Tinto works to make a difference in local communities and in the world at large.
By investing throughout the cycle, we have developed a suite of high-quality, expandable assets that are positioned for decades of premium production.
We continue to pioneer progress for a better future. Every day, we look for ways to make our business stronger – driving productivity and performance from mine through to market.
University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong, Australia (UOW) has become one of the best modern universities in the world. UOW is dynamic, agile and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of its teaching, research, student experience and outcomes. UOW has an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. It is a global leader in discovery and learning, focused on transforming lives through a strong and connected presence in communities throughout Australia and the world.

Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel is a global leader in commercial explosives and blast design. We leverage our decades of industry experience to understand the processes and challenges that impact on the mining industry. We draw upon our global resources to provide our customers with fully tailored solutions that can make a positive difference to any project. With 32 manufacturing facilities on three continents (including state-of-the-art initiation systems facilities in the United States, Australia and Mexico), Dyno Nobel has the people, the resources and the experience both above and below the ground to deliver groundbreaking performance.

Clean TeQ

Clean TeQ is developing its world-class Sunrise nickel, cobalt and scandium project in New South Wales, utilising its Clean-iX® technology.
Clean TeQ Sunrise is one of the highest grade and largest nickel and cobalt deposits outside of Africa, and one of the largest and highest grade scandium deposits in the world. This unique mineral resource, when combined with Clean TeQ’s proprietary ion-exchange extraction and purification processing technology, has the potential to meet a significant portion of global demand for raw materials needed in the growing lithium-ion battery industry, as well as providing scandium for production of the next generation of lightweight aluminium alloys.


Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. The team offers the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities across Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia. Thiess’ expertise spans most of the world’s commodities including metallurgical and thermal coal, copper, diamonds, gold, iron ore, nickel and oil sands. From fully-resourced, end-to-end solutions, to targeted services, to supporting clients’ in-house teams, the focus is on flexibility. The team understands the lifecycle of a mine and how to manage market changes and evolving requirements, tailoring Thiess’ services to optimise the mining value chain unique to each mine.

Evolution Mining
Evolution Mining is a leading, growth-focussed Australian gold miner. Evolution operates five wholly-owned mines – Cowal in New South Wales, Cracow, Mt Carlton and Mt Rawdon in Queensland, and Mungari in Western Australia. In addition, Evolution holds an economic interest in the Ernest Henry copper-gold mine that will deliver 100% of future gold and 30% of future copper and silver produced from an agreed life of mine area. Outside of the life of mine area Evolution will have a 49% interest in future copper, gold and silver production.


BHP is a world-leading resources company. We are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. 
We have a simple and diverse portfolio of 11 core operated assets around the world, with low-cost options for future growth. This allows us to apply our values and culture, emphasise safety and productivity, deploy technology and exert capital discipline to extract the most value and highest returns from our assets.
We are committed to making a broader contribution through our social investments which aim to deliver lasting economic and social benefits for the communities where we operate.
Mine Super 

Mine Super is an industry super fund owned for the exclusive benefit of members. We are a public offer fund open to all Australians, with a strong history of helping deliver exceptional retirement outcomes to our members for the past 77 years.
We’re dedicated to ensuring that each and every member is well looked after, with local representatives providing boots on the ground in mining communities across Australia.
Mine Super offers its members access to:
• Super
• Pension
• Insurance
• Financial advice
Visit our website to find out more.

South 32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.
We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.
Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come, and to be trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

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