Qld’s iconic mining legends honoured

  • Posted 22 August, 2022
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Monday, 22 August 2022

Click here for photo of Greg Dalliston & Jim Parsons.


Moura-based Pick and Shovel Miner Jim Parsons and Industry Safety and Health Representative, Greg Dalliston from Morayfield were today announced as the recipients of the honorable Legends Award at the 2022 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) held on the Gold Coast.

QMIHSC 2022 Chair Peter Newman said Jim and Greg are both outstanding examples of the world-class workforce behind the state’s mining sector, who foster an environment of proactive health and safety behaviors at the mine, organisation and industry levels.

“Across their impressive careers, Jim and Greg tirelessly served Queensland’s mining industry as role models and mentors to assist in the ongoing, continuous cycle of safety improvement,” Mr Newman said.

“The industry is committed to eliminating fatalities, injuries and occupational illnesses, with a strong focus on building and sustaining respectful workplaces,”

“We hope that Jim and Greg’s shared experiences, achievements and long-standing commitment to promoting health and safety excellence in our sector will inspire present and future generations of industry leaders to continue driving our vision of Zero Serious Harm.

“The mining industry’s core value and commitment is the safety, health and psychological wellbeing of its workforce, where everyone who goes to work returns home safe and healthy,

“Jim and Greg embody this year’s conference theme – Together we Collaborate, Innovate and Educate – and prove what is possible through collaboration as we work together to respond to broader industry safety and health challenges.”

The QMIHSC Legends Award was established in 2017 to recognise those in Queensland’s mining industry who have made substantial, sustained and significant improvements to health and safety in the mining industry.


Media contact: Ellie Blumel – [email protected] or 0448 122 948


The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is an initiative to promote health and safety in the Queensland mining industry. The four-day conference provides the industry with the opportunity to exchange information, network and foster proactive health and safety management techniques.

The conference boasts a full program of topical sessions, workshops, award presentations and a gala dinner and attracts a wide range of presenters willing to share their knowledge, expertise and insights into important health and safety matters in our industry.

Thank you to Anglo American (Principal Sponsor), Glencore, uvex Safety ANZ, Yancoal, Peabody Australia, Simtars, Komatsu, Mining and Energy Union Queensland and the many other sponsors and exhibitors who support the conference.