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Tertiary scholarship opportunity

Posted: January 7th, 2015

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The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Indigenous students undertaking engineering and other mining-related degrees, who aspire to work for BHP Billiton and to one day become leaders in the business.

The scholarship is an opportunity to learn from experts, develop a global network of colleagues, attend world class training, and build exceptional skills and expertise.

Applications for 2015 are now open. For more information, download the Scholarship Application Form or contact AIEF on (02) 8373 8000 or at applications@aief.com.au.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday, 1 February 2015. 

Chance to join a Hedland Community Consultation Group

Posted: November 28th, 2013

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BHP Billiton Iron Ore is looking for participants for it Hedland Community Consultative Group. The Group meets bi-monthly and serves as an opportunity for BHP to share information and get feedback from the community.

BHP is looking for people who are active in their community and who represent environmental groups, Aboriginal communities, ethnic communities, small businesses, contractors, educators, youth, community organisations and health and social services.

Contact belinda.fox@bhpbilliton.com for more information and expression of interest forms. Expressions of interest close on Dec. 9.

YMAC News issue 19 is here!

Posted: November 14th, 2012

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The latest issue of YMAC News is now available for download from our website.

It includes a cover story on the visit the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples made to Njamal country, a special feature on Geraldton Aboriginal community organisations, and a landmark agreement between the Nyiyaparli people and BHP Billiton.

There is also a profile of Yamatji artist, poet and academic Charmaine Green, as well as a staff profile of Fiona Mackenzie, our Geraldton office manager. There is important information on YMAC’s heritage services, information about YMAC’s recent audit by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC), and of course lots of photos of people and country.

Click here to download YMAC News from our website.

If you have any stories or photos you’d like to share with us, elders who you think we should profile, questions about native title, or any other letters to the editor, send them to editor@ymac.org.au.

We hope you enjoy this issue of YMAC News.

Legal win for the Ngarla people

Posted: November 8th, 2012

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YMAC is very pleased by a Federal Court decision earlier this week stating that the BHP Mt. Goldsworthy mining leases do not permanently extinguish the Ngarla people’s native title.

Click to read more about the decision on ABC News.

Nyiyaparli people sign major iron ore mining agreement

Posted: August 20th, 2012

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The Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region of WA have announced that they have entered into a major mining agreement with BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPBIO). The agreement covers all of BHPBIO’s iron ore operations within the Nyiyaparli people’s native title claim and offers substantial heritage protection, financial benefits, and non-financial benefits to the Nyiyaparli people.

Click here to download the full media release from our website.

YMAC congratulates the Nyiyaparli people on the successful negotiations.