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Hosts Sarah-Joy Pierce and Jodie Currie chat to the Queensland mining industry’s movers and shakers, getting you the latest information to be a success in resources.

Are you a small business servicing the mining industry? A contractor looking to find industry insights? An executive who wants to keep their finger on the pulse? This is the podcast for you. With interviews, timely inside information and bite-size episodes, it’s the perfect thing to listen to while you’re flying or driving to site.

Get your head in the mining game with the Crib Room podcast.
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This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we look at the world of finance that’s driving mining industry projects. From policy and activism’s effects on banking decisions, to alternative avenues for finance - what’s the current state of play? Nick Rees of Bridgend Capital comes through with the insights in this chat with Jodie and Sarah-Joy, against a backdrop of the Bowen Basin’s major trends and current acquisitions and divesments.    Tune in to find out: The financing challenges faced by coal and critical minerals alike When the financing landscape shifted, and how alternative financing plays a role Nick’s outlook on the future of coal in the Bowen Basin A surprising link between beer and coal   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we dig into the potential for collaboration between mining and agriculture, thanks to a fairly common rock in the Bowen Basin (and no, it’s not coal!). Join Jodie and Sarah-Joy as we chat with Carbonaught CEO Andrew Pedley about the opportunities that basalt presents to both industries in the Bowen Basin.   Tune in to find out: How crushed basalt from mine sites can be more than just waste or overburden What basalt actually has to do with carbon removal and environmental challenges The potential for global impact in both food production and emissions What thinking differently can do for the future of mining.   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk about nuclear power, and the compelling arguments for nuclear to be a part of Australia’s energy mix.   Tune in to find out: What it would take to operate nuclear power in Australia from the 2030s What a nuclear future looks like for the mining industry Why climate activists are realising that nuclear isn’t a bad idea If the economic argument for nuclear really stacks up   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we chat about everything from how to cook rice in under 5 minutes (have a listen, we promise it’s relevant) to mental health with the fascinating Nathan Turner of Onsite Rental Group.   Tune in to find out: The difference between working in the mining industry in Papua New Guinea and Australia The lessons a former chef can bring over to the mining industry How the mining industry’s sentiment is shaping up for the short- and long-term And last (but certainly not least), the incredible importance of mental health awareness and advocacy in mining.   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we chat emissions and the future of the industry with Michael Rosegren of QMetCo.   Tune in to find out: The reason potential mining engineers may be missing out on decades of a great career How changes to emissions legislation affect the industry What ‘green-shifting’ is and how it hurts industry The major differences between a big company and a smaller miner   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we chat with strategist, technology leader and all-around go-getter Theodora Le Souquet. Theodora leads Canaria Technologies and we chatted to her about technology (obviously), AI and the future.   Tune in to find out: Why AI can’t get to the future first (and why Theodora hopes the robots take our jobs) How predictive biometrics solve problems proactively Why Theodora is bullish about automation And why ‘hoping for the best’ isn’t a valid approach to technology.   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we discuss the ‘critical resource called coal’ with Michelle Manook of the World Coal Association.    Tune in to find out: How the WCA as a ‘think tank’ is changing the representation of our industry Why coal’s contribution to society goes far beyond combustion The importance of not making a trade-off between development and decarbonisation How the renewables lobby is undermining its own agenda Why asking the media to support coal is a waste of time (and what we should do instead)   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk about changing the narrative with Kate Campbell of Bravus.  Tune in to find out: Why fighting fear with facts is an effective communications strategy The surprising impact of FIFO on communications for industry What our own industry gets wrong about future demand for coal Why the Carmichael project has had to ‘try harder’ Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we catch up with QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane to talk about royalties, industry trends like ESG, and where we’re headed. His answers might surprise you!  Tune in to find out: News on a project that’s been around for 20 years and is finally seeing major progress What really happened around consultation on Queensland’s controversial royalties hike What Queenslanders don’t understand about coal The hurdles that are in front of Queensland’s net zero targets. Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk about trends, tech and transition with Tim Guinea, Director of AAMG. Tim’s built a successful business in autonomy and asset management, after working his way through the ranks of several mining industry businesses from a trade background.  Tune in to find out:  The unexpected challenges of launching a new business in the mining industry What Tim sees as a rapidly rising trend in the industry  Why Australia loves to be ‘first to be second’, and how that’s holding us back Which common theme Tim has spotted across mining events in 2022 Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk all things safety with Larnie Mackay, GM of MyneSight, a mining industry training organisation. Larnie has an amazing career background, having risen through the ranks at Anglo American to ultimately lead the team that created the world’s first intrinsically safe underground tablet - and now she’s taking on new adventures. Tune in to find out: Why culture trumps instinct when it comes to safety decisions What’s different about working for a contractor vs. a miner What Larnie has in store as the chair of QMHSC 2023 What’s the next big change for safety in mining Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we chat soil science and rehabilitation with Alison Price of SoilCyclers, the winner of the 2022 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year. Along with her JV partners Innovate Enviro and Cammel Consulting, Alison has changed how we think about topsoil rehabilitation.    Tune in to find out: Why Queensland’s soil science leads the world How topsoil creation captured the attention of the judges to win the Queensland Mining Awards The importance of getting the soil right in rehabilitation Why the industry should share our environment and rehabilitation practices for a better future   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk about a Queensland coal mine’s gutsy plan to get to zero emissions by 2050 - yes, it’s entirely possible, and Allan Fidock of Batchfire tells us how.    Tune in to find out: What you really need to know about mining and ‘net zero’ How Allan’s early experiences shaped his career today What’s different about the current mining boom (compared to previous industry ‘ups’) The challenges and opportunities that come with running one of Queensland’s older mines   Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk company startups, the future of exploration and skills shortages with the talented Kim Wainwright. Tune in to find out: How Kim manages her time to be a director of no less than 7 companies What a respite care organisation has to do with Kim’s mining industry businesses The current state of Queensland’s exploration pipeline, and what that means for the future The one thing we need to do now to ensure a healthy industry in years to come Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we go behind the scenes of the Department of Resources, and chat with Mike Kaiser, the Director-General. If you’ve ever wished you could catch up with the Director-General in the Crib Room, this is your chance. Tune in to find out: Mike’s opinion about Queensland’s approvals process How new economy minerals are changing the way we think about resources Why the way to alleviate climate change is to increase mining (yes, really!) Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we talk about safety - both physical and psychological. We’re talking to Anton Guinea, motivational speaker and advocate for safety in industry.  Tune in to find out: What happened the day that Anton nearly didn’t come home from work Why it’s important for people to bring their ‘whole selves’ to work What psychological safety is really about How the mining industry’s safety culture is trending  The effects of industrial manslaughter legislation on the practicalities of safety culture Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we speak with Florence Drummond, CEO of Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia. Florence has built her organisation from the ground up, creating visibility, voice and quality participation for Indigenous women in the sector. Tune in to find out: The ‘sliding doors’ moment that landed Florence in the mining industry What being named one of the top influential women in mining globally meant How Florence is building towards a bigger presence for Indigenous women in the sector Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we dive deep into net zero - what it actually is and what it means for the mining industry. We’re talking with Lisa France - director of Climate Change Roadmap, environmental scientist and ex-politician.  Tune in to find out: How to explain net zero over the pub counter (or a glass of wine) The real steps companies are taking to get there What the long-term impacts on industry might actually look like And, most importantly, how industry can communicate how we’re moving towards net zero. Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we interview Queensland’s Minister for Resources, the Hon. Scott Stewart. We haven’t spoken with Minister Stewart since he took on the portfolio, so we were keen to ask his views on the important issues facing mining in Queensland. Tune in to find out: The Minister’s long-held family connection to mining What the QRIDP is, and what it means for the future of industry The key challenge facing the Queensland resource industry How technology and industry 4.0 mean more job opportunities, not less Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
This episode of the BBMC Crib Room Podcast is the one where we chat to Dr Benjamin Heard, an ‘environmentalist voice for nuclear’. Surprisingly, nuclear and our industry don’t have mutually exclusive futures - and we chat to Ben about what that future might look like. Tune in to find out: What actually constitutes an environmental perspective on nuclear How Ben actually started out as anti-nuclear The importance of ‘measuring our monsters’ The need for a controlled sense of urgency when it comes to changing the energy mix Nothing is off the table - come and join us in the BBMC Crib Room!  
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