This project has examined the formation of the Minerals Council of Australia out of the Australian Minign Industry Council, the changes to various state chambers of mines, and the formation of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the first significant mining industry association at the international level. As well as using documentary sources to track these changes, interviews have been conducted with representatives of these organizations, and with representatives of mining companies who played key roles in the formation of ICMM.
In addition, the study has looked at the relationship between mining industry sector organizations and peak associations at each level of governance, trade unions and (to provide a point of direct comparison) the chemical manufacturing sector.
A book is being written and several papers have already been produced from the project, which should be completed in early 2006.
Contact: Aynsley Kellow
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
16 August, 2011