We are continuing our efforts to ensure we have a diverse workforce and this has been recognised throughout the industry.
Curragh and its partners Thiess and The Salvation Army Employment Plus received national recognition for their ‘Oothungs (Sisters) in Mining’ training program for Indigenous women.
This program aims to change lives and empower indigenous women to determine their own future. At the 10th Annual Queensland Resources Council and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland Resources Awards for Women, Curragh were presented with the Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award and at the National Training Awards they were announced as the winners of the Industry Collaboration Award. These two outstanding awards recognise the impact that this program is having on the lives of Indigenous women.
The Oothungs in Mining program is aimed at maximising employment opportunities for disadvantaged Indigenous women in Central Queensland and beyond while increasing the number of women in the male-dominated resources sector.