23 March COVID-19 AMPLA Update March 23, 2020 By AMPLA Admin General COVID-19, AMPLA Update 0 From the Chair and Executive Director Further to our update last week, AMPLA is pleased to confirm the following arrangements are now in place to support our staff and members in the coming months: AMPLA Learning & Development Seminars: AMPLA is replacing all of our traditional face-to-face seminars with virtual learning opportunities for the coming months. This means you will continue to hear and engage with our expert speakers, from your office or home workplace. We have two seminars running this week, and it's not too late to register for the AMPLA VIC Energy Webinar, or AMPLA WA Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak Webinar. There's also a help sheet available to assist you in setting up Zoom to access our webinars AMPLA Conferences: The WA Conference, currently scheduled for 22 May 2020, has been postponed for the time being. We hope to run this conference in its traditional format later in the year, subject to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus. Planning for the AMPLA Annual Conference, to be held in Sydney, 14-16 October 2020 is well under way, and we are building an exciting program for our members. Given the uncertainty regarding the length of time we will be impacted by COVID-19-related restrictions, we haven't made a decision regarding the format of delivery for this event, but rest assured we'll keep you updated as plans evolve. AMPLA Office: The AMPLA national office in Melbourne will be physically closed from Tuesday 24 March, with all staff working remotely until the restrictions on non-essential travel are lifted. Our team remains online and ready to assist you, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org and the appropriate team member will get in touch with as soon as possible. Although we have been a little side-tracked with recent developments, we are working hard on our new online home and hope to share this with you in the coming weeks. AMPLA will continue to closely monitor developments and advice from Government regarding the COVID-19 virus and will continued to provide updates to you on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or suggestions. Regards, Ryan Hartfield, Gordon Bunyan Chair, AMPLA Board Executive Director Related Articles March Board Update From the Chair and Executive Director AMPLA is closely monitoring developments and advice from both Federal and State Governments regarding the COVID-19 virus. Given the extraordinary circumstances, we wanted to reach out personally to our members, to provide an update on the changes AMPLA is making to keep our members, guests and staff safe and well, and to ensure the continued delivery of our member services. February Board Update From AMPLA Board Chair, Ryan Hartfield: Welcome to our first edition of Board updates for 2020 Our aim is to provide our members with a regular update following each Board meeting, on the strategic discussions happening around the Board table. How COVID-19 could change mining for the better The mining industry was deemed an essential service by the Government, which has enabled it to continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this hasn’t been without its challenges. New processes and procedures were required to address safety and social distancing and issues of supply and worker mobility have impacted how the industry operates. But with adversity comes opportunity and the mining industry has thrived and realised the potential for new improvements amidst the pandemic. Government support for a gas-led COVID-19 recovery Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced a gas-led recovery to the economic recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. A key part of the government’s JobMaker plan, the government expects the industry to create over 4,000 jobs. Energy industry and government response to COVID-19 In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, government and industry have come together to ensure the community, economy and industry are supported. The Council of Australian Governments Energy Council (COAG Energy Council) has formed the Energy Coordination Mechanism (ECM) which is expected to have a complete plan by the end of April. The immediate focus of these efforts has been on four areas What is concerning mining and metals industry executives today? Recent surveys conducted in the mining and metals industry sector indicate that climate change, price volatility and the risk of a global depression are the top concerns for executives. The KMPG Mining Risk Forecast 2020/21 Report nominates climate change and price risks as top-of-mind for executives while a mid-year survey by White & Case found that the fear of a global recession was the most common concern amongst those surveyed. It’s worth noting that the KMPG survey was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the concerns raised have ongoing relevance both now and into the future. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.