The winners of the 2017 Women in Resources National Awards were announced on 31 August in Launceston. The national awards are a partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia and its Northern Territory and Victorian branches, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council and […]

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FORTESCUE has recently opened a facility to help employees handle the balancing act of work and family life. The ‘Fortescue Family room’ is a new child care facility in the company’s Perth office. This is a free service for employees and is part of a wider diversity plan seeking to help their employees balance their […]

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In an industry where women comprise just 13 percent of the total workforce, Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) is leading the charge to make inroads to the diversity gap. Fortescue was acknowledged for its commitment to diversity by taking out the AWRA – Australian Women in Resource Alliance category at the AMMA Industry Awards last month. […]

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RESOURCE industry employer group AMMA welcomes last night’s Fair Work Commission appointments. AMMA Chief Executive Steve Knott said the Minister for Employment and Women has continued her approach of appointing high-calibre, well-qualified, professional and experienced workplace relations practitioners. “These appointments are a welcome step to continue closing what remains a glaring talent and gender diversity […]

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ASX 300 companies with gender diverse boards grow revenue faster: KPMG report Recruiters “go blind” to avoid unconscious bias Men Make A Difference: Engaging men on gender equality The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

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Women In Resources National Awards, Launceston: 31 August, 2017 The Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in Australia’s resources sector. The 2017 Women in Resources National Awards will be hosted by the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston, Tasmania on Thursday, […]

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FWC appointments AWRA congratulates Minister for Employment and Women Michaelia Cash on her appointments to the Fair Work Commission – which importantly continues to close the gender diversity gap at our nation’s employment tribunal. It is pleasing to see real headway being made in improving the gender balance at the FWC. With these appointments, female […]

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In the resource industry a number of organisations have implemented innovative flexible work practices with positive results. At Newmont’s Boddington gold mine they have the ‘Hot Seaters’ program where employees, often local parents, are trained to relieve full-time operators between 9am and 2pm. The program covers the production downtime during the breaks of full-time equipment […]

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