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Culture celebrated in community collaboration

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Culture celebrated in community collaboration

The Northern Star Resources’ sponsored flag pole in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Centennial Park is getting a face lift this week, as local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer completes an intricate design with assistance from year 7 to 10 students as part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch.

The design is a collaboration and is based on story telling the significance of water to the land.

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

A year on from the launch of Perth’s virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, a Mandarin translation of the self-guided walking tour will be released at an exclusive first-look event on Friday 30 November.

Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes with special guest the Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Asian Engagement the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, will host leading travel agencies, tourism operators and media to be first to experience the interactive gold adventure in Mandarin via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

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100 inspirational women in mining

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100 inspirational women in mining

The 2018 ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ were announced in London earlier this week by Women in Mining which featured seven of Australia’s gold powerhouse leaders including our very own Vice Chairperson Kelly Carter.

Gold Industry Group members recognised in the top 100 as inspirational role models for future generations of mining women were Gold Fields' Kelly Carter, St Barbara Limited's Meryl Jones, Ausdrill's Alex Atkins, KCGM's Shannon Youd, Newcrest Mining's Gabriela Love and Xiaoling Liu and KPMG’s Denise McComish.

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Women in Gold to debate across the nation

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Women in Gold to debate across the nation

The Gold Industry Group’s third annual Women in Gold Great Diversity Debate at The Perth Mint saw its 300-strong crowd get behind the hashtag #womeningold18 to discuss corporate gender equity targets, sparking a national tour.

Hosted in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, the event recognises and promotes women in the gold mining industry and provides a platform on which to examine gender-related topics through its annual debate, which will take to the national stage in 2019.

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Gender equity targets to spark gold debate

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Gender equity targets to spark gold debate

One of the largest and most influential gender diversity events in the mining industry, the Gold Industry Group’s annual Women in Gold Great Diversity Debate will this year explore whether corporate gender equity targets are driving performance or promoting mediocrity.

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Goldfields shines at WASMA ball

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Goldfields shines at WASMA ball

All that glittered was gold on Saturday night at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club, as another year of graduates from the WA School of Mines were celebrated amongst 450 industry representatives at their annual Alumni Ball.

Traditionally held in Perth, hosting the ball for the first time in the Goldfields was the brainchild of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Mayor John Bowler, who wished to align it with the City’s celebration of 125 years since gold was first discovered in the area.

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Diversity shines through as GIG appoints Maxey and Jenner

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Diversity shines through as GIG appoints Maxey and Jenner

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) goes from strength to strength welcoming AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Community and Human Resources, Andrea Maxey and Gold Road Resources’ General Manager for Capability and Culture, Stuart Jenner, to its Board of Directors.

Both Ms Maxey and Mr Jenner bring a new level of diversity to the Board, with varied backgrounds, different roles and new skills.

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Newcrest's rising star accepts new mantle

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Newcrest's rising star accepts new mantle

Jonah Bennett has shown Newcrest colleagues he’s ready to accept his latest challenge, as Telfer’s first Martu apprentice. Jonah is from the Bidyadanga community, located on the Kimberley coast, and first began working for Newcrest at the Telfer site in late 2015.

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Building a female talent pipeline

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Building a female talent pipeline

St Barbara Limited Principal Business Development and resources education advocate, Meryl Jones, fell in love with geology on a two-week placement in the Flinders Ranges while studying maths, chemistry and geology. This led to a 30-year career spanning mining and exploration geology, land management and business evaluation. 

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St Barbara awarded ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ for fourth year

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St Barbara awarded ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ for fourth year

St Barbara is leading the way for gender equality in mining after receiving the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ citation for the fourth consecutive year.

With St Barbara Managing Director and CEO Bob Vassie a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador since 2014, this latest citation confirms the Company’s commitment to addressing pay equity and ensuring gender equality in recruitment, promotions and reward and recognition.

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Strong community partnerships recognised in gold sector

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Strong community partnerships recognised in gold sector

Northern Star Resources, KCGM and Newmont Boddington Gold were all finalists in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) 2017 Community Partnership Awards for successfully forming meaningful relationships and enduring outcomes for communities. 

Insights from these programs were shared at the 2017 Awards for Excellence seminar late last year and are now available online.

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Aboriginal Ranger employment program expands at Northern Star

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Aboriginal Ranger employment program expands at Northern Star

Northern Star Resources Limited has recently expanded its highly successful fee for service (FFS) Aboriginal Ranger employment program to its Kalgoorlie operations. 

Operating at the Company’s Jundee mine since 2012, the Ranger FFS model engages Aboriginal people as environmental experts and to provide core environmental compliance services to Northern Star mining and exploration programs. 

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Gold gender diversity debate challenges perceptions and system

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Gold gender diversity debate challenges perceptions and system

The Gold Industry Group held its second Women in Gold Sundowner, in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, in November at The Perth Mint. 

With a 300-strong crowd in attendance and the much-anticipated gender diversity debate exceeding expectations, it wasn’t long before the hashtag #womeningold17 was trending across Australia on Twitter.

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Great debate to put gender diversity under spotlight

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Great debate to put gender diversity under spotlight

Tonight, the Gold Industry Group will host its second Women in Gold Sundowner at The Perth Mint in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, this year putting diversity under the spotlight with a great debate in front of more than 300 guests. 

Inspired by Catherine Fox’s book Stop Fixing Women, the debate will see a diverse powerhouse panel of industry figures battle it out over whether we need to stop fixing women and start fixing the system to achieve gender equality in the workplace. 

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Young Gold Fields leader joins gender diversity debate

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Young Gold Fields leader joins gender diversity debate

One of the gold industry's up-and-coming leaders, Cassie O’Connell, works as Senior Human Resources Advisor at Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia and will soon be making the case for a ’transformed system‘ to eliminate gender inequality in mining.  

Cassie will be one of the panellists at the Gold Industry Group's Women in Gold Great Debate this Friday night at The Perth Mint.

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GIG awards WASMA diversity scholarship

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GIG awards WASMA diversity scholarship

The Gold Industry Group is thrilled to partner with the WA School of Mines Alumni to support diversity within the school and the wider industry.

Last night WA School of Mines Alumni President Bill Beament announced the recipient of the Gold Industry Group's Diversity Scholarship, Sarah Arnoldi, at their event with Women in Mining WA at Diggers and Dealers in Kalgoorlie. 

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Gold Industry Group welcomes Warburton and Carter to Board

Gold Industry Group welcomes Warburton and Carter to Board

Mining Non-Executive Director and champion for diversity, Sharon Warburton, is the second woman to join the Gold Industry Group (GIG) Board as a Director, following the appointment of Gold Fields Australia Vice President of Legal and Compliance, Kelly Carter, to Vice Chairperson in November 2016. 

GIG Chairperson and Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, said he was thrilled to welcome Ms Warburton and Ms Carter to the team.

Norton provides major boost for Goldfields community support services

Norton provides major boost for Goldfields community support services

Member Norton Gold Fields has made its single biggest donation of $50 000 this year to fund the Goldfields Individual and Family Support Association's Saturday morning program.

The Norton Saturday Morning Club will provide respite for carers of children with various disabilities with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of sporting and recreational activities. 

Gold Industry Group brings together industry to promote diversity

Gold Industry Group brings together industry to promote diversity

The Gold Industry Group hosted its inaugural Women in Gold event recently at The Perth Mint, attended by more than 300 industry professionals.

Headline speaker Gold Fields Australia Vice President of Legal and Compliance Kelly Carter discussed the current challenges and opportunities for the mining sector.