QRC Indigenous Awards

An annual awards event to celebrate Indigenous participation in the sector

2016IndigGroupwinners

Nominations for the Queensland Resources Council Indigenous Awards 2017 are now open.

The QRC Indigenous Awards promote and celebrate leading practice Indigenous participation achievements in the resources sector while advocating the industry as a career option for Indigenous people.

The awards are presented during Reconciliation Week and provide the opportunity to showcase Indigenous role models and ambassadors for the Queensland resources sector.

The award categories are:

Indigenous Advocacy Award  |  recognises Indigenous or non-Indigenous individuals that have demonstrated outstanding effort to encourage, promote and advocate for increasing Indigenous participation within the resources sector

Exceptional Indigenous Person in Queensland Resources Award  |  recognises exceptional achievement by an Indigenous person working with the Queensland resources sector in any occupation or profession

Exceptional Indigenous Business in Queensland Resources Award  |  recognises exceptional achievement by an Indigenous business supplying the Queensland resources sector

Best Company Indigenous Procurement Initiative Award  |  recognises companies that have developed and maintained strategies that enhance supplier diversity and support increased Indigenous business participation within resources sector supply chains

Best Company Indigenous Employment and Training Initiative Award  |  recognises companies that have developed and maintained strategies that enhance the attraction and retention of Indigenous people in the Queensland resources sector

Exceptional Indigenous Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) Student Award  |  recognises exceptional achievement by an Indigenous students at a QMEA school who has shown significant promise and passion for a career in the Queensland resources sector.

Event sponsorship information and award nomination forms can be found via the relevant links below:

Previous winners

2014
Indigenous Champion Award Colin Saltmere, Myuma Group
Indigenous Overall Award Raymond Ahmat, Rio Tinto Alcan
Best Company Indigenous Initiative Award QGC

2015
Exceptional Indigenous Person Lisa Peckham, Glencore
Exceptional Indigenous Business Myuma Pty Ltd
Indigenous Advocacy Champion Paul Travers, BHP Coal
Matthew Ralph, Origin
Best Company Indigenous Initiative BMA Indigenous Recruitment Strategy

2016
Best Company Indigenous Procurement Initiative QGC
Best Company Indigenous Employment and Training Initiative Glencore
Exceptional Indigenous Business RBY Projects
Exceptional Indigenous Person Tom Draper, Arrow Energy
Indigenous Advocacy Award Noel Gertz, Myuma Group
Penny Hamilton, Thiess