August Issue of the International Resource Journal Now Online

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - George Media Inc. is pleased to announce the August issue of The International Resource Journal is now available at

In this issue, we take an in-depth look at Australia’s smallest state, Tasmania, where a fierce battle is raging between the mining industry and environmental groups.

The Tasmanian Minerals Council argues that mining – Tasmania’s largest and most valuable industry – is the unemployment-riddled state’s only hope of rescuing its economy. It claims that, in trying to stop all mining activity in the Tarkine, the environmental lobby is jeopardising the entire state.

Echoing these sentiments, Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings explains how her government is striving to protect the state’s mining industry. As the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian Parliament, and Tasmania’s first female Premier, you might think that if anyone has the strength to save Tasmania from ruin, it is she.

This month’s Straight Talk provides the opposing argument from environmental group the Tarkine National Coalition, who outlines why mining is the "greatest threat" to Tasmania’s most prized area, the Tarkine. Turning our attention to another Australian scrap, we look back at the federal leadership challenge that saw Kevin Rudd replace Julia Gillard as the country’s Prime Minister.

Our second focus this issue is on bioenergy – possibly the most misunderstood of all the renewable energy generation technologies. We speak to the companies striving to bring its benefits to different corners of the world.

All of that is in addition to our usual selection of features on enterprising resources explorers, developers, miners and service/equipment providers from all corners of the globe.

About The International Resource Journal

The International Resource Journal is read by thousands of senior executives from medium to large companies across the world. IRJ focuses on the global business of alternative energy, mining, oil and gas and renewable fuels. Each monthly issue features regular columns, regional and individual sector focuses, profiles of industry associations, industry bodies and keynote interviews with corporate leaders running successful local and international enterprises. George Media Inc. is proud to promote resources businesses from the world. For more information, visit our website at

(Marketwired – July 31, 2013)