Speaker:  Ian Satchwell

Abstract: The North of Canada and the North of Australia are both resource-rich, but have underdeveloped infrastructure, small, scattered populations and high proportions of inhabitants who are Indigenous. The experiences of developing Australia’s northern resource regions over the past 70 years hold lessons for Canada. This presentation focuses primarily on supply chains for transport of outputs and inputs, but another important consideration is infrastructure for people, without whom resources projects cannot be developed and operated.

Bio: Ian is a researcher and member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Canadian Northern Corridor program at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ. Ian has 35 years of private and public sector experience in policy and practices for resources development and infrastructure. He has led teams providing analysis, advice and capacity-building to governments, industry bodies, universities and NGOs in several global regions.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented often in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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Indooroopilly Mine Site
40 Isles Road
Indooroopilly, Qld
Lecture Theatre