From Conflict to Cooperation: Transformations and Challenges in the Engagement Between the Australian Minerals Industry and Australian Indigenous Peoples

M Langton

Minerals Council of Australia | Published : 2015


The past two decades have witnessed a profound shift in the relationship between the minerals industry and Indigenous Australians. Through employment, education and training, business development and the negotiation of agreements, the minerals industry is delivering tangible economic benefit to remote and regional communities. This in turn has substantively contributed to ‘closing the gap’. Prof. Langton draws on her extensive experience in Indigenous economic development, native title and mining land access agreements to identify the policy reforms needed to build on this transformation. Prof. Langton highlights the imperative for greater government investment in education and training for ..

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