The Gold Industry Group (GIG) backed NAIDOC Netball Carnival reached new heights this year, celebrating Indigenous culture and achievement, in every facet of the day.
A special welcome by Glenda Kickett was followed by an Indigenous Dance by Mandurah Grassroots to mark the official opening at the Wembley Sports Park yesterday. Australia’s largest Indigenous netball carnival then came to life and in the hands of every player with a bespoke ball designed by the talented Shontae Jetta, Narrogin Aboriginal Grassroots Site and Shooting Stars participant.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) is proud to connect communities across Western Australia, through its support for Netball WA’s NAIDOC Netball Carnival tomorrow.
The NAIDOC Netball Carnival is one of the largest Indigenous sporting participation events in Australia, with more than 110 teams set to compete.
Ten Indigenous girls from the Gold Industry Group backed Shooting Stars education program were rewarded for their achievements this month, taking part in an action-packed leadership camp in Perth.
A wide variety of activities were in store for the girls, who range from year 9 to 12 and hail from regional communities as far flung as Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Narrogin and Leonora.
The Gold Industry Group is making a significant contribution to Western Australia’s indigenous communities through its ground-breaking partnership with Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars.
As the first Premier Partner of Shooting Stars, the Group’s partnership will see a new Shooting Stars trial site be identified and established later in 2019, expanding the program beyond its existing footprint in regional WA.
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals’ second networking event saw experienced members of the industry deconstruct the theme “Young Families Maintaining Mining Careers – The Real Golden Years”, providing the next generation of leaders with insight and lived experience on how to achieve and maintain a work-life balance.
Hundreds of representatives from leaders to graduates utilised the opportunity to network at The Westin Hotel.
The Australian mining industry could be heading towards a healthy stage of growth, however there remains the need for skilled workers.
The industry’s future will rely on an efficient, skilled and suitably sized workforce - and focus is shifting to the next generation of workers to rise to that challenge.
Gold Road Resources’ People & Culture Business Partner Samantha Ware urged delegates at Future of Mining Australia to consider the importance of attracting ‘millennials’ to the mining industry and provided strategies to retain the next generation.
Ms Ware used her own experiences as guidance backed by current research.
AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group have joined forces to support the education outcomes and employment pathways for indigenous students in the Dandjoo Darbalung program at St Catherine’s College.
The residential program sees aboriginal students graduate with a tertiary level qualification across all five Western Australian universities.
In recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, KCGM coloured its Super Pit blast pink and encouraged the community to join in the celebration by viewing the pink blast from the Super Pit Lookout.
The spectacle was a unique way to commemorate and highlight this year’s call #BalanceforBetter, motivating and uniting the KCGM workforce and the wider Kalgoorlie-Boulder community to think, act, and be gender inclusive.
With the support of Gold Fields’ Australian Foundation, St Barbara Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings, Shooting Stars officially launched its eighth site in Western Australia.
Leonora will be Shooting Stars’ first program based in Goldfields, located 833 km northeast of Perth and will engage up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from years 4-10 at Leonora District High School.
Newmont has raised the bar on its commitment to inclusion with employees now eligible to receive 26 weeks paid parental leave, and 10 days domestic violence leave, a significant increase from the previous 14 weeks paid parental leave and five days unpaid domestic violence leave.
Macmahon Holdings, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Independance Group NL and Carey Mining celebrated the milestone of eight young Aboriginal trainees at the Tropicana Gold Mine in November.
In a formal ceremony at the Tropicana site, the trainees were each presented with certificates and traineeship offers after successfully completing the eight week Get Into Mining training programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.