November 12, 2018

Inclusive Mining in Remote Australia

Ninti continues to publish research findings from the Enduring Community Value from Mining research program of the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP). Researchers Anne Fordham, Stuart Robertson, Jen Cleary, Boyd Blackwell and Van Leeuwen recently attained an A* publication for their paper ‘Use of a Multiple Capital Framework to identify improvements in the CSR strategies of Australian Resource Companies’, in Journal of Cleaner Production.

Two case studies in the upcoming publication of the ‘Community Mining Toolkit’ were mine closures at Leigh Creek and Jabiru. The Northern Territory government and Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) have unveiled a new $446 million masterplan for a township in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Leigh Creek township is also recovering, due to tourism.

“In my opinion Ninti One showed foresight in observing the cyclical nature of the coal sector generally, and the predictable decline of a brown coal mine. I can confirm that your engagement in Leigh Creek has affected Government policy and supported remote communities”. Hon Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM, SA Government Taskforce Leader of ’Leigh Creek Futures’.

The ‘Community Mining Toolkit’ can be found here.