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Geotech brain drain

AUSTRALIA’S future mineral exploration and mining growth could be under threat over the next 10 years as up to one third of the country’s geoscientists face retirement.

There are fears general Earth sciences courses will not give graduates the understanding of the sort of processes that shaped the planet.

There are fears general Earth sciences courses will not give graduates the understanding of the sort of processes that shaped the planet.

With them will go skillsets and knowledge that will potentially not be replaced by newly introduced university courses. That is the warning of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. It says some...

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