The Minerals Council of Australia and Australian Government Memorandum of Understanding on Indigenous Employment and Enterprise Facilitation: Evaluation of the initial roll-out phase

The Minerals Council of Australia and Australian Government Memorandum of Understanding on Indigenous Employment and Enterprise Facilitation: Evaluation of the initial roll-out phase Report

  • Author(s): Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre
  • Published: 2008

Abstract: In June 2005 The Commonwealth of Australia and The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Indigenous Employment and Enterprise Facilitation ‘to work together with Aboriginal people to build sustainable, prosperous communities in which individuals can create and take up social, employment and business opportunities in mining regions.’ The Scope of the MoU is as follows: ‘Actions under the MoU will focus on Indigenous Communities in mining regions where MCA member companies operate. They will be applied on a local and regional basis, within agreed regional frameworks. Each party to this agreement will contribute within the scope of its responsibilities and operations.’ The principles governing the MoU are: 1 - Collaboration and partnership between the parties based on mutual respect 2 - Collaboration and partnership between the parties and Aboriginal communities based on shared responsibilities and respect for culture, customs and values 3 - The integration of sustainable development considerations within the MoU partnership decision-making process 4 - Joint commitment to social, economic and institutional development of the communities with which the parties engage. The MoU is to run for five years from 2005 and it was agreed that an evaluation of the progress of the MoU roll out would be scheduled for early 2007. The following report documents the process and findings of the evaluation.

Notes: A report to the National Steering Committee by the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

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