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Following the devastation caused by Cyclone Marcia earlier this year Wesfarmers Curragh established a Community Grant program to assist community organisations in central Queensland to get back on their feet. Through the program 24 local organisations received grants which were presented at a community event at the Wesfarmers Curragh offices in Rockhampton.

Further details can be found in th media release section of this website.


Curragh wins Women in Mining and Resources Queensland Award for Women

Thiess and Wesfarmers Curragh were recently presented the Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award in the prestigious 10th annual Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) Resources Awards for Women.

Thiess and Wesfarmers Curragh set up their Oothungs (Sisters) in Mining training program for indigenous women in 2013, in partnership with the Salvation Army. It aims to changing lives and empowering indigenous women to determine their own future.

Oothungs program wins national award

At a gala event held in Adelaide last Friday night the Oothungs (Sisters) in Mining program won the Industry Collaboration Award at the prestigious Australian Training Awards.

The Oothungs program, developed with Salvation Army’s Employment Plus, and delivered in partnership with Thiess offers a unique pathway for Indigenous women to enter the mining industry in Central Queensland.

Craig McCabe announced as Diversity Champion

In a gala breakfast event held in Brisbane today Craig McCabe, General Manager of the Curragh coal mine, was presented with the Gender Diversity Champion award in the Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for Women.

The Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for Women are aimed to lift the profile of women in the minerals and energy sector and provide a cohort of industry ambassadors, are part of the QRC's plan to increase the proportion of women in 'non-traditional' roles in the resources sector to 20 percent by 2020.

Winners announced for 2014 Innovation Awards

As part of the 2014 Wesfarmers Limited Innovation Awards program the Resources division held its own innovation awards with the winners announced reently.

The Wesfarmers Resources Innovation Awards recognise our people and teams for the practical realisation of new ideas, methods or devices that have improved our business outcomes.

The Managing Director of Wesfarmers Resources, Mr Stewart Butel, said that innovation is the cornerstone of our business.

Wesfarmers Resources to partner with AIME

Wesfarmers Resources and Curragh are very proud to announce a new partnership with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).  AIME is a unique organisation that has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous children finishing high school.  The AIME Program brings together coaching principles and mentoring to engage Indigenous high school students by matching them with a university mentor.