This study addresses two challenging areas at the interface of mining and Indigenous communities in Australia:
- The persistent lack of direct employment of Indigenous landowners on mines operating on their land
- Increasing expectations that mining companies engage local communities in closure planning and closure criteria setting as a prerequisite for relinquishment.
The approach taken seeks to build on one of the greatest assets Indigenous people possess; their attachment to and knowledge of their land.
Barnes, R., Holcombe, S., & Parmenter, J. (2020). Indigenous groups, land rehabilitation and mine closure: exploring the Australian terrain. Brisbane: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining. University of Queensland.