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Xstrata Zinc attracting Indigenous trainees in innovative mining program

BIG 6_traineesStory and image by Melissa Trim

The first group of up to 30 local Indigenous trainees have started work with Xstrata Zinc this week on an innovative program which offers the potential to gain national qualifications on six heavy vehicles used in mining operations.

The BIG 6 mining program has been founded through an initial 12-month contract between the Zinc Open Pits team and local business...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 14:47

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Fresh food from Walgett community garden

walgett market_gardenStory and image supplied by Georgie Hinrichsen

A Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) initiative is paying dividends in the form of fresh fruit and vegetables available to the community from a recently completed community garden, an outstanding example of social enterprise.

Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation, with the support of Department of Education, Employment...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 13:43

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