2018 AEEME - NATIONAL RESOURCE SECTOR AWARDS
For the first time in 2018 AEMEE introduced the National Resource Sector Awards which highlighted the success of Indigenous businesses that service and support the resource sector in Australia. The awards recognised the great work resource companies are providing Indigenous businesses and the Indigenous employment sector.
The Mining and Resource Sector is the largest private sector employer of Indigenous Australians and a long history exists between these parties, which has led to this success. The resource sector is clearly a big spender in this space with over $10 billion worth of investment over the past 10 years. In this sector there are a number of stories of Indigenous businesses doing well on the back of this huge investment and there are a number of great stories from resource companies that have supported and developed very successful Indigenous economic development programs. AEMEE developed these awards to recognise the contribution of the resource sector and those Indigenous businesses that have reaped success in this space.