16 February 2017

Whitehaven Coal jobs initiative features on Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap website

Whitehaven Coal has featured in the launch of the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report, released this week, as an excellent example of a business that provides employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

The report highlights that while progress has been slow, “…we have seen a concerted effort across government and big business to bring more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into the workforce.”

The report also highlights that New South Wales was the only jurisdiction that saw an improvement in Indigenous working age (15-64) employment rates between 2008 (47.3 per cent) and 2014-15 (53.1 per cent).

Whitehaven Coal’s video as part of their entry for the 2016 NSW Minerals Council Industry and Supplier Awards featured on the Prime Minister’s website under employment.

Watch the video here.

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