The resource sector’s leading contribution to Aboriginal employment and engagement headlined the 2016 Premier’s Community Excellence Awards in Mining and Energy.
Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis presented the first winning award in the category for Excellence in Social Inclusion to Heathgate Resources Ltd for its exceptional partnership in an Aboriginal School Mentoring program with the Port Augusta Secondary School and the Career Employment Group.
This dynamic program equips year 8-12 students with skill sets for the future. Central to this initiative is a commitment to instil in young aboriginal school students the skills, aspiration and confidence to finish school.
The Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation (AMYAC) with partner OZ Minerals also won the category for Excellence in Social inclusion for establishing a sustainable, professional and competitive business.