Uranium industry representatives and indigenous leaders have joined together to form a Dialogue group that will shape the industry’s contribution to economic development.
Co-convened by Warren Mundine and the Executive Director of the Australian Uranium Association Michael Angwin, the founding members of the dialogue group include prominent experts in native title and indigenous economic development matters as well as the uranium industry’s most senior executives. (See attachment.)
“This is about indigenous communities and the uranium mining and exploration industry talking about ways the industry can best contribute to indigenous economic development,” Angwin said.
“The establishment of this group reflects the common interest we share in our industry’s contribution to improved economic, social and health outcomes for indigenous people.
“Companies working in the industry have a range of existing initiatives to engage with indigenous communities and to support their development. This Dialogue Group will help ensure that the industry’s contribution is coordinated to maximise its benefit to indigenous communities.”