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Land council CEO accused of royalty misuse
Integrity experts have called for the decisions of a Northern Territory land council to be referred to the national corruption w...
Neve Brissenden 17 Feb 2024
Queensland miner's latest kick for Indigenous engagement
A leading miner with significant programs that increase Indigenous employment has helped unite players across regional Queenslan...
David Prestipino 5 Feb 2024
Santos won't pursue legal costs against Traditional Owners as EDO remains in firing line
Santos has confirmed it will not seek to recuperate legal costs against three Traditional Owners from the Tiwi Islands after the...
David Prestipino 2 Feb 2024
$100 million 'future fund' planned for Indigenous communities
Santos has pledged to establish a future fund to support Aboriginal communities once commercial production begins at its $US4.7...
David Prestipino 2 Feb 2024
Environmental rule changes also on horizon for critical minerals sector
Impending environmental regulatory changes in the oil and gas industry look set to extend to producers of critical minerals to h...
David Prestipino 29 Jan 2024
Program designed to fast-track Indigenous mining leaders

Indigenous workers in the resources sector with aspirations for senior leadership roles have an opportunity to upskill and fast-track their development. KingKira Group and the WA...

David Prestipino Jan 18, 2024
WA miner exports maiden shipment amid cultural heritage controversy

The first shipment of mineral sands from a controversial mine site in Western Australia's Kimberley region has landed in China as the project faces increasing scrutiny over its env...

Iron ore giant pays $125m to Pilbara Traditional Owners

A charitable trust representing three Traditional Owner groups in Western Australia's eastern Pilbara region has received $125 million in unpaid royalties.Iron ore giant Rio Tinto...

David Prestipino Jan 4, 2024
Indigenous trainees give Ellendale diamond mine a second life

More than a dozen Indigenous workers from across the Kimberley have gained apprenticeships as part of the multi-million dollar rehabilitation of an abandoned diamond mine in the Ki...

David Prestipino Dec 31, 2023
Traditional Owners strike cultural heritage deal with embattled Sandfire Resources

Traditional Owners have received an apology from Sandfire Resources amid a government probe into whether its destruction of two Aboriginal artefact sites in Western Australia breac...

David Prestipino Dec 22, 2023
Legal loophole could save Sandfire over destruction of Aboriginal artefacts

The WA Government's probe into Sandfire Resources over the destruction of Indigenous cultural artefacts will likely be thwarted by a statute of limitations law.  The copper miner...

David Prestipino Dec 13, 2023
2023 AMEC awards recognise First Nations influence

Three mining companies with strong Indigenous links were honoured at the 2023 Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Awards on the weekend.AMEC chief executive, Warren Pea...

David Prestipino Dec 5, 2023
Traditional Owners want Sandfire CEO sacked, restitution after artefacts destroyed

Traditional Owners of Indigenous cultural sites in the Mid West that were destroyed by a copper miner but not reported for five years have called for restitution over the incident....

David Prestipino Dec 4, 2023
Miner lambasted over destruction of Indigenous artefacts

Sandfire Resources will be investigated after confirming it had destroyed Aboriginal artefacts over several years at the Monty deposit within its DeGrussa operations, 150km north o...

David Prestipino Dec 1, 2023
Clean energy transition can drive Indigenous prosperity

Australia will use Canada as a model to improve economic empowerment for First Nations organisations in its renewable energy transition. Federal Energy minister Chris Bowen told t...

David Prestipino Dec 1, 2023
Clontarf Foundation receives $600,000 from Mineral Resources to boost programs for young First Nations men

The Clontarf Foundation is set to receive $600,000 from mining giant Mineral Resources to expand and extend its programs which helps improve the education and employment prospects...

Brendan Foster Nov 13, 2023
Traditional Owners now major players for miners going green

Traditional Owners are primed to play a major role as Australia's biggest miners invest billions in decarbonising projects across their lands. The renewable energy transition is n...

David Prestipino Oct 31, 2023
Ocean the inspirational catch for Pilbara artist Wendy Warrie

When First Nations people were forced to move to Roebourne in 1975, a group of Elders decided they would camp in the old wool shed buildings of Mt Welcome Station just south of the...

David Prestipino Oct 17, 2023
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