Dec 12, 2019

Time to nominate for Indigenous achievement awards

Time to nominate for Indigenous achievement awards

The Queensland Resources Council is calling for nominations for its 2020 Indigenous Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the State’s resources sector.

QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources sector was committed to providing economic pathways and opportunities to Indigenous Australians from Brisbane to Cape York.

“Our sector is a significant economic resource which can drive wealth and prosperity for Indigenous people and communities,” Mr Macfarlane said.  

“Indigenous people comprise 4 percent of the State’s workforce in resources and Queensland’s Indigenous population is 4 percent. We are one of only two sectors with a true representation of Indigenous people in our workforce.

“Another milestone is Indigenous women in resources who represent 24 percent of the Indigenous workforce, which is close to twice the non-Indigenous rate.

“Separately land agreements under the Native Title Act provide benefits such as community development, education and heritage initiatives.”

The 7th annual awards will be presented during National Reconciliation Week on June 1 at the Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane.

Click here for nomination forms: https://www.qrc.org.au/policies/qrc-indigenous-awards/

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