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Winners announced SA Women in Resources Awards

Inspirational women working in the South Australian resources sector were celebrated at the second South Australian Women in Resources Awards, presented at a South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) lunch on Thursday 19 May.


Five winning individuals were awarded from a pool of around 30 exceptional nominations, together with one company winner, at the event which featured a keynote by Rio Tinto’s Managing Director of Planning, Integration and Assets, Kellie Parker.


Read the media release

Coming Events

Thursday 9 June Breakfast

SACOME member only event


Wake up on the right note! Hear timely updates from WPG Resources, Leigh Creek Energy and a discussion on nuclear opportunities from Tom Kenyon MP


  • Martin Jacobsen, Managing Director & CEO - WPG Resources
  • Justyn Peters, Executive Chairman - Leigh Creek Energy
  • Tom Kenyon MP, Member for Newland - SA Labor Party


Start your day with fantastic networking opportunities, fresh barista coffee (thanks to Max Cranes) and a hearty cooked breakfast...



Magnetite expansion in sight for South Australia

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) welcomes the South Australian Government’s commencement of a Magnetite Strategy announced last week, which aims to secure $10 billion of committed investment in iron ore mining projects over the next five years, targeting an annual export goal of 50 million tonnes of iron ore by 2030.


Read the media release

A new clear future for South Australia

SACOME welcomes the release of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s final report today and is confident the government and public have the facts to decide the State’s further involvement in the nuclear fuel cycle.


The report highlights that South Australia can benefit greatly through the expansion of uranium mining, the storage of high level nuclear material, and potentially building nuclear power and enriching fuel under the right conditions.


Read the media release and get the facts on community support for the industry


View the summarised findings

2016 Federal Election Policy Priorities

SACOME polled the major federal parties for their positions on our 10 key election priorities. We had responses from the Liberal Party, The Labor Party and Family First, all of which were supportive of the majority of our election priorities. The Greens and Nick Xenophon declined to comment. As one of the nation's largest export sectors, employers and contributors to our GDP, their views are important to us all.


View the summarised responses


View SACOME's full Federal Election priorities

Dirt TV School video competition

The 2016 Dirt TV Video Competition is open for Years 7-12 students attending a South Australian School. With total cash prizes of $10,000 up for grabs, the competition encourages Year 7-12 students to create a short video about what mining or energy means to them.


For more information on this exclusive South Australian video competition and how you or your child and their school can get involved, contact Stephen Batten, Communications Officer at SACOME on 8202 9999 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To upload a completed video, visit the Dirt TV website at