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Numbers of Indigenous workers in mining on the rise

Despite 23,000 resources jobs lost in Queensland during the downturn, new data reports a 20 per cent increase in the number of Indigenous employed in the sector last year. The Queensland Resources...

Indigenous groups denies support for Adani coal mine

Central Queensland indigenous groups have rejected claims Wangan and Jagalingou elders had voted to support the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine and have confirmed legal action is still ongoing. Despite...

Industry and government boost indigenous employment

THE State Government has committed $100,000 to renew an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobs partnership with the Queensland Resources Council. Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres...

BHP Billiton announces support for Recognise campaign

With National Reconciliation Week commencing on Wednesday, BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie announced the company’s support for Constitutional Recognition and the Recognise campaign. Reflecting on...

Queensland Resources Council Urges Government To Reject Greens Party Policy

Sisters in Mining in it for the long haul

FOURTEEN indigenous women will be climbing behind the wheel as haul truck operators as part of a new iniative, Sisters in Mining. The women, from Woorabinda in central Queensland, will be up-skilled...