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Peak body for resources professionals pledges commitment to indigenous women with MOU signing

AusIMM signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA).

The Australasian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the peak body for resources professionals in Australasia, has last night signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA), an organisation representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women employed in the resources industry.

With an audience in Perth of 150 mining professionals as part of the AusIMM Thought Leadership Series, the MOU was officially signed as both organisations spoke publicly of their commitment to working together to support the needs and grow the voice of indigenous women in the sector.

At the official signing, AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin and Florence Drummond, co-founder of IWIMRA, spoke of the importance of the MOU and the impact their collaboration will have.

“AusIMM and IWIMRA recognise the strong participation and contribution of indigenous people to the resources workforce,” said Mr Durkin.

“By working together, we can ensure that AusIMM is supporting all resources professionals, providing ongoing opportunities for professional development.”

AusIMM last year established its Council for Diversity and Inclusion, comprised of  many prominent industry representatives from a diverse range of backgrounds, who have promoted, supported and advised on AusIMM’s commitment to the needs of the indigenous workforce.

AusIMM are currently developing, in consultation with the Council and indigenous representatives, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Plan for implementation.

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