The provision of employment and training opportunities to Aboriginal people from the communities in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria forms a cornerstone of the Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA) between Pasminco Century Mine Limited (PCML) 1, the Waanyi, Mingginda and Gkuthaarn/Kukatj peoples and the Queensland Government. In line with this agreement, PCML has committed to an employment strategy aimed at maximising employment of Aboriginal people from the Gulf communities. The 2002 draft report on the five-year review of the GCA identified several employment and training issues. In particular it noted the need for better information on employment trends in the communities and expressed concern that adverse socio-economic conditions in the communities (particularly Doomadgee and Mornington Island) are having a 'significant negative impact on employment outcomes in those communities'. The research reported here was undertaken at the request of PCML and the Queensland Department of State Development, to address the issues raised in this review.

Publisher: CSRM

Region: Australia

Type: Report

Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Research Paper No.3: Aboriginal Employment at Century Mine
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Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Research Paper No.3: Aboriginal Employment at Century Mine