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Australian team, based in Adelaide.
Reporting to and working closely with the Regional Manager Asia
Pacific, the focus of this important role will be to take responsibility
for the design and documentation of machinery additions,
modifications and rebuilding to ensure that customers are provided
with up to date, accurate machinery and manuals.
Key responsibilities will include :-
• designing and documenting specialist customer applications
as well as machine modifications to meet Australian mining
regulations and standards;
• managing risk assessments and certification of machines to meet
• maintaining product data management databases;
• managing documentation of as-built drawings, parts and user
• providing technical support to customers and the sales team;
• participating as a member of the global design and documentation
For this key role, we seek a competent, effective individual
who is familiar with the design and modification of mining/
heavy equipment who can demonstrate they have worked in a
similar engineering role. A Mechanical/Automotive or Production
engineering qualification is essential. Knowledge of the AutoCAD/
Inventor programs is critical to this role, as is the ability to work
with a multi-disciplinary team and manage a small drafting team.
A competitive salary package will be offered to attract candidates of
the highest quality.
For further information on our client, please visit www.normet.fi
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Wednesday 19 May 2010.
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5The Independent Weekly
news May 7 - 13, 2010
Former Labor MP Ralph
Clarke will be a candidate for
Lord Mayor of Adelaide.
The Independent Weekly
understands Clarke has already
told confidants he will run
on a platform of "balanced
development", and will make
his announcement when he
returns from overseas later this
Mr Clarke will compete with a
large field, with councillors Anne
Moran and Francis Wong already
committed to running.
The one-time deputy leader
of the Opposition now lives in
North Adelaide and has served on
council since October 2007.
Mr Clarke is on record as want-
ing to extend shop trading hours
to allow all CBD shops to open on
public holidays, including Anzac
Day and Easter Monday.
He is a critic of inner-city
developments which, while
complying with development
rules for height and bulk, are
The plain-speaking Mr Clarke
referred to some of these build-
ings as being "as ugly as shit,"
and has welcomed the establish-
ment of the State Government s
Integrated Design Strategy to
stop buildings which he believes
constitute "visual pollution".
Mr Clarke also advocates a
re-design of Victoria Square, the
listing of eligible buildings on
the heritage register and more
genuinely affordable housing in
the square mile.
"We should resist the tempta-
tion of using Major Project status
to get non-complying develop-
ments through," Mr Clarke said
of plans like the controversial
Makris development in O Connell
The Makris company is still
saying publicly that its project
on the former Le Cornu site
will go ahead and be finished
"within three years", but some
property analysts believe it is
being deliberately delayed or
may be sold before construction
Plain-speaking: Ralph Clarke.
Clarke bid for
The Environment Department must
prevent farmers legally killing
protected southern hairy-nosed
wombats, say conservationists.
The Natural History Trust and
Wombat Awareness have called on the
Government to stop issuing wombat
culling permits and find an alternative
The call comes after wombats were
buried alive in their burrows by
farmers near Sedan last month.
Farmers can apply for a permit from
the Department of Environment and
Heritage (DEH) to kill wombats if they
are causing significant damage to their
A DEH spokesperson said the
department made a site visit before
allowing farmers to kill the animals.
"The destruction must comply
with a code of practice, endorsed by
the South Australian Wildlife Ethics
Committee, which requires that
animals are shot humanely, not
buried alive or killed in any other
Wombat Awareness s Brigitte
Stevens said wombats were often
"We are finding a lot of animals
being shot, but we don t know if it is
just local landholders or who it is," Ms
"We have a lot of reports from
people about cruel treatment of
wombats, but it is such a tight-knit
community that no one is willing to
come forward publicly."
Ms Stevens said a survey of
landholders in the mid-Murray region
conducted showed fewer than 10 per
cent of people bothered to get a permit
before killing wombats.
"This is not a sustainable situation.
Even if they are legally killed, our
research shows new wombats just
move back in a couple of months later.
They will end up killing the whole
Ms Stevens said the Government
needed to find an alternative solution
to stop wombats being killed.
Natural History Trust spokesperson
Peter Clements said the Trust had
been involved in wombat protection
since it took over the Moorunde
Wildlife reserve in the mid-Murray
region 40 years ago.
"I propose to keep the pressure up
since wombats are a locally indigenous
species almost unique to SA and our
treatment of them at the hands of
landowners is disgraceful," he said.
Mr Clements said some landholders
allegedly regarded wombat killing as
"It s really not a good look for
locals to be shooting them and for the
department to be condoning it in a
passive way by issuing permits."
Call to stop wombat kill
More than 130 South Australian
young people will join 1000
others from around the nation
next week in a bid to convince
politicians that Generation Y and
other Australians do care about
The SA group will visit rural
cities on its way to meet counter-
parts in Canberra for a two-day
summit aiming to pressure
the Australian Government to
recommit to the UN s Millennium
The Make Poverty History road
trip will seek to raise awareness
of Australia s commitment to
contribute 0.7 per cent of gross
national income, or 70 cents in
every $100, to foreign aid by 2015.
A similar campaign in 2007 saw
then Opposition leader Kevin
Rudd promise to lift foreign aid
from 0.35 per cent to 0.5 per cent
by 2015 if elected.
South Australian group leader
Jacquie Lee said that his election
year, the team was hoping for
"The trip this time has a lot
stronger political focus and I m
looking forward to getting to
the summit in Canberra and
speaking to people face-to-face
and telling them why I care
rather than making a noise from
far away," she said.
The summit includes a
breakfast with MPs and presenta-
tions from several politicians,
World Vision CEO Tim Costello
and GetUp! executive director
The group will make its pres-
ence felt in Adelaide tomorrow
before it departs, with street
dramas in the CBD and a shoe
drop outside Member for Sturt
Christopher Pyne s office.
"We re encouraging him to put
himself in someone else s shoes,"
Ms Lee said. "Hoping to cause a
bit of a stir and get people think-
ing. I think a lot of politicians
don t believe that the general
public cares about international
Ambassadors will attempt to
gain 40,000 signatures over the
week to prove the politicians
wrong. With more than 13,000
online signatures already, they re
well on their way.
Ambassadors from the 2007 Make Poverty History road trip make a statement in Sydney.
Road trip to fight poverty
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