Marcia Langton, Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

 

I ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF THIS LAND, THE KULIN NATIONS, INCLUDING THE WURUNDJERI PEOPLE. The largest escalation of mining activity in Australian history is currently underway, led by the Pilbara region of Western Australia2. With more than sixty per cent of these mineral operations neighbouring Aboriginal communities3, there is an urgent need for effective strategies to ensure that sustainable benefits accrue to these populations. In many Aboriginal communities, mining offers the only significant potential for employment and contracting opportunities..