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.
An Indigenous employment program in Queensland is set to continue for the next 12 months after receiving $200,000 in funding.
As part of the start National Reconciliation Week, BHP Billiton CEO, Andrew Mackenzie, announced the company’s support for Constitutional Recognition and the ‘Recognise’ campaign.
BHP Billiton has announced a $3.9 million partnership with Reconciliation Australia to deliver a program aimed at promoting reconciliation in schools.
The Western Gawler Craton project in South Australia will be able to move ahead after the signing of a Native Title Mining Agreement.
Deloitte have released a list of the top ten industry trends we can expect in 2015. Australian Mining takes a look at the need for sensitivity in stakeholder engagement.
Newmont Boddington Mine has developed a scholarship to provide financial support to Indigenous students enrolled in full-time study at Murdoch University who want to work in mining.