The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has sealed its commitment in supporting indigenous women in the sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA).
The MOU signing took place during its Thought Leadership Series, in front of 150 state government representatives and mining professionals in Perth, who were convened to discuss the importance of science and technology in shaping the industry’s future.
AusIMM is now in consultation with its Council for Diversity and Inclusion and indigenous representatives to develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement plan for implementation.
IWIMRA is an organisation that represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women employed in the resources industry.
“AusIMM and IWIMRA recognise the strong participation and contribution of Indigenous people to the resources workforce,” AusIMM chief executive Stephen Durkin said.
“By working together, we can ensure that AusIMM is supporting all resources professionals, providing ongoing opportunities for professional development.”
AusIMM established its Council for Diversity and Inclusion last year, comprising many prominent industry representatives who have advised on AusIMM’s commitment to the needs of the indigenous workforce.