As Australia’s mining industry fortifies itself as the backbone of the nation’s economy, major resources companies and Aboriginal-owned contractors look to strengthen the presence of Indigenous workers in the industry.
Rio Tinto anticipates that its production ramp up at the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia will occur in early 2022.
Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques has apologised for the destruction of Juukan Gorge, an ancient Aboriginal site.
Fortescue Metals Group has approved $20 million in financial support for nine Aboriginal contractors.
Fortescue Metals Group has joined forces with contracting partner REMA TIP TOP to offer belt splicing traineeships for Aboriginal Australians.
Sodexo, together with Native Title businesses in the Pilbara, has won a contract to provide village services for Fortescue Metals Group in Western Australia.
The Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation (AAMC) has secured $27.1 million in debt funding for the development of the First Iron project in the Pilbara.
Indigenous Australians are increasingly being offered a presence and integral roles at Australia’s most prominent mining operations.
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).
Fortescue Metals Group has awarded two contracts to the value of $179 million to Aboriginal businesses for work at the Solomon Hub iron ore operation in Western Australia.
Fortescue Metals Group has launched a recruitment trailer that is touring around the Pilbara region of Western Australia, spreading employment opportunities to the Aboriginal communities.
Sheffield Resources has won the national native title tribunal (NNTT) ruling that enables it to secure a mining lease for its Thunderbird mineral sands project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
A Federal Court appeal against Adani’s Carmichael coal mine has been called ‘shambolic’ and confused.
Indigenous groups say backburning operations at ERA’s Ranger mine are at risk of torching ancient rock art sites.
Fortescue Metals has unveiled a new apprenticeship program focused on increasing the number of Aboriginal tradies.
Australia will soon see its first indigenous-owned iron ore mine, thanks to a deal struck with Fortescue Metals Group.
Work has begun on Rio Tinto’s mining training centre being developed for the Yolngu people.
Western Australia has employed its first Aboriginal mines inspector, who was welcomed into the role by mines minister Bill Marmion.
Rio Tinto has announced its support for Constitutional Recognition and the ‘Recognise’ campaign.
The Mirrar Traditional owners of the Ranger Uranium Mine area announced they would not support any lease extension beyond 2021, effectively ending the prospects of ERA as a profitable mining company.