Fortescue has celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its billion opportunities program by committing to a $1 billion target for Aboriginal business contracts by 2030.
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) chief executive Benedict Scambary has told the Australian parliamentary inquiry about the concerning impact of Glencore’s expansion at the McArthur River lead-zinc mine in the Northern Territory.
Coates Hire, Australia’s leading equipment hire and solutions company, has launched its investment into The Clontarf Foundation with a visit to Clontarf’s Endeavour Academy, part of Endeavour Sports High in Caringbah, New South Wales.
Northern Australia Joint Standing Committee chair Warren Entsch is optimistic that the broken relationship between Rio Tinto and the Puuti, Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) Traditional Owners can be repaired.
Agrimin has set its sights on inking an agreement with Aboriginal corporation Parna Ngururrpa regarding a proposed haul road for its Mackay potash project in Western Australia.
Fortescue Metals Group has welcomed a track construction machine featuring Indigenous art at its Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in Western Australia via a $130 million contract with John Holland.
Thiess has strengthened its workforce at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia with the addition of three Aboriginal Australian trainees over the past 12 months.
BHP will continue to consult Traditional Owners before starting mining activities at locations that have been approved by the Western Australia’s Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
Western Australia has proposed new heritage laws following the destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves in the western Pilbara region this year.
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.