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Evolution partnership to improve indigenous career opportunities

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Evolution partnership to improve indigenous career opportunities

Evolution Mining have signed a two-year partnership with the Johnathan Thurston Academy to improve employment and training opportunities for Indigenous job seekers.

The partnership will also assist local and Indigenous participants by preparing them to be job ready, building self-confidence and developing skills in resume writing, job interviewing skills and submitting job applications.

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2019

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2019

This year’s Diggers & Dealers was as good as gold as 2450 delegates descended on Kalgoorlie for mining’s biggest industry event.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a hit, gold shone throughout the three day program with GIG Directors Andrea Maxey and Stuart Tonkin taking to the stage, a focus on the image of mining created much discussion at our popular breakfast event with Deloitte, and Northern Star Resources claimed dealer of the year.

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KCGM leads industry in Parental Leave

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KCGM leads industry in Parental Leave

KCGM has announced significant changes to its Parental Leave Policy, joining its Joint Venture owner Newmont Goldcorp Australia in setting a new industry standard within Australia.

These changes help address the gender pay gap that occurs when parents are out of the workforce for extended periods. KCGM continues to offer employees access to family-friendly flexible work arrangements when at work.

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Martu footballers fly high at Optus Stadium

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Martu footballers fly high at Optus Stadium

On July 12, Newcrest Mining supported 70 young Martu men to participate in a curtain raiser football match at Perth’s Optus Stadium prior to The AFL Grand Final rematch between Collingwood and the West Coast Eagles.

The young Martu players and support staff travelled several thousand kilometres to Perth from various remote communities in the Pilbara region of WA.

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NAIDOC Netball Carnival celebrates culture

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NAIDOC Netball Carnival celebrates culture

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.

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Mining’s young professionals seek a work-life balance

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Mining’s young professionals seek a work-life balance

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.

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Is Gen Z the answer to mining's skill shortage?

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Is Gen Z the answer to mining's skill shortage?

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.

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Young professionals are the future of mining

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Young professionals are the future of mining

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.

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

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.

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KCGM goes pink for International Women’s Day

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KCGM goes pink for International Women’s Day

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.

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