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Southern Queensland Branch & Health and Safety Society

57th JK Lecture: 30 years since Moura; so what has changed?

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Join the Southern Queensland Branch & the Health and Safety Society for the: 57th JK Lecture: 30 years since Moura; so what has changed?

About this event

The AusIMM Southern Queensland Branch in honour of Julius Kruttschnitt, each year presents the JK Lecture as an opportunity to demonstrate support to the next generation of mining industry professionals.

The event includes the presentation of student awards to celebrate their academic achievements, including the presentation of the Ian Morley Thesis Prize. Additionally, we recognise and acknowledge all the long standing Branch members. 

Our 57th event will be presented by Professor David Cliff, Professorial Research Fellow at the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC).

Julius Kruttschnitt contributed in a very active and significant way to the ongoing development of the mining industry within Australia. In 1962 the English Institute of Mining and Metallurgy awarded him its gold medal, and he was awarded the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's medal in 1946 in recognition of his outstanding services to the industry in Australia.

He was a board-member of the faculty of engineering at the University of Queensland in 1954-62 and was granted an honorary doctorate of engineering in 1971. In 1970 MIM presented the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre to the university in his honour.

This event will have an audience of 120 mining professionals and student award-winners.
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Prof. David Cliff

Professor of OHS in Mining
David Cliff is the Professor of Occupational Health and Safety in Mining and was Director of MISHC from 2011 to 2016. His primary role is providing education, applied research and consulting in health and safety in the mining and minerals processing industry. He has been at MISHC since 2001.

Previously David was the Safety and Health Adviser to the Queensland Mining Council, and prior to that Manager of Mining Research at the SIMTARS. In these capacities he has provided expert assistance in the areas of health and safety to the mining industry around the world for over thirty five years. He has undertaken research into respirable dust, fitness for duty, emergency preparedness, spontaneous combustion, fires and explosions. He has been involved in the investigation and/or recovery of a number of major incidents including, Moura No.2, Hazelwood Mine, and Pike River. He was a member of the organising committee for the level one emergency exercises in Queensland underground coal mines since their inception in 1998 till 2022. He has also attended or provided assistance in over 30 incidents at mines.

Customs House
The Long Room
399 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4001

Tuesday, 10 September 2024
5.00pm – 8.00pm (UTC+10:00)

Date and Time

Tuesday, 10 September 2024
5.00pm – 8.00pm (UTC+10:00)


Customs House
The Long Room
399 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4001
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Member: $50
Student Member: $20
Student Non Member: $20
Non Member: $80
*Registration includes canapés and drinks
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