Excellence shines through in Indigenous participation
Eighteen high-performing Indigenous resource employees, students and companies have been named as finalists in this year’s Queensland Resources Council (QRC) 2019 Indigenous Awards.
QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the awards identified the leading individuals and organisations making a significant contribution to the sector and communities.
“Not only do these awards celebrate the high level of talented Indigenous employees in our sector across all commodities but they encourage new participation into the workforce which further enhances the diversity of our sector,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“Queensland’s Indigenous population is 4 per cent and current census data shows the sector’s Indigenous participation has grown to 4 per cent, which places the sector as one of a few industries with a genuine representation.
“It is our hope that winners will go on to be ambassadors for the sector, acting as role models and encouraging more Indigenous people to join our industry. “
The awards will be presented during National Reconciliation Week on May 27 at the W Hotel in Brisbane.
this year’s awards:
Indigenous Advocacy Award
· Dee Clarke, Maintenance Centre
of Excellence, BHP
· Florence Drummond, Founder,
Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia
· Colin McLennan, Managing
Director and Owner, Jangga Operations Pty Ltd
Exceptional Indigenous Person in Queensland
· Darryl Parker, Supply
· Brandon Butler, Operator,
Teoitu, Mining Engineer, BHP
Exceptional Indigenous Business in Queensland
· Black Cat Civil
· Indigenous Beverages Australia
Best Company Indigenous Procurement
· Rio Tinto, Amrun Project Local
and Indigenous Participation Strategy and Implementation
· Thiess, Indigenous Business
· Origin, Team Work between Procurement
and Project Management Creates Opportunities
Best Company Indigenous Employment and Training Initiative Award
· BHP, Indigenous Leadership
· Peabody, Bowen Basin Trainee
· QCoal, Thida Bullaroo ‘One
Foot After the Other’
Exceptional Indigenous Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy