The skills shortage in the resource industry is presenting a unique opportunity to solve the decades-long problem of chronic unemployment among Aboriginal people, particularly in the remote regions where miners tend to operate.
Majestic Resources NL is set to make a purchasing decision on the rich Messina diamond mine in South Africa.The Perth-based diamond miner is undergoing due-diligence work on the mine, 140km from Kimberley, with a decision expected by June.
FIGURES released by the Pilbara Development Commission in its 2001 annual report show that tourism accounts for just 1.6 per cent of the local economy, while the macro industries of iron ore, oil and gas account for a whopping 89 per cent.
WA Labour Relations Minister John Kobelke says the Industrial Relations Reform Bill 2002 Bill aims to promote a “more harmonious workplace with less stress, less intimidation, less exploitation and to put in place world’s best industrial practices to ...
THE success of Kalgoorlie/Boulder’s Saint Barbara’s Festival is typical of the resilience of the Goldfields business community and is seen as reuniting the mining community with the general population.
PERTH and other urban business centres throughout WA are being encouraged to forge new, or strengthen existing, links with their country cousins as part of the Year of the Outback celebrations this year.
ALREADY-STRONG ties between the WA and national art galleries will be further enhanced by the appointment of Brenda Croft to the position of senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the National
PERTH lawyer Greg McIntyre, who represented ‘Eddie’ Koiki Mabo in the famous 1992 High Court decision, which led to the Native Title Act being passed in 1993, says the next phase of the process will be one of land management – possibly a treaty.
A NEW traineeship scheme aimed at giving indigenous students a boost in the job stakes has managed a retention rate of 80 per cent and a pass rate of 60 per cent, making it one of the more successful training models in recent years.
TOURISM opportunities and the provision of services to the mining industry are seen by governments and many in the Aboriginal community as the best way forward for indigenous people trying to move beyond the so-called welfare mentality.
RESOURCE developers increasingly are seeking to negotiate agreements with the indigenous communities in which they operate, with the days of expensive litigation over rights and access all but behind us.
THERE are three Aboriginal tours available in the Perth area, one at Yanchep, another a walking tour near Fremantle and a heritage tour run by Captain Cook Cruises from the Barrack Street jetty to Point Walter.
THE WA Tourism Commission has signed a deal with a German television company to make a four-part documentary series featuring some of the State’s natural attractions.The deal coincides with a steady increase in the number of tourists from Germany.