Opportunity to Grow Indigenous Employment in Australia

Opportunity to Grow Indigenous Employment in Australia
Australia's oil and gas industry has focused on increasing Indigenous participation, but, as Rigzone finds out, more could be done.

Indigenous employment programs in Australia’s oil and gas industry have an opportunity to develop significantly in the coming years as growth continues around the country, according to Derek Flucker, chairman of the Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Exploration and Energy Ltd (AEMEE). 

Statistically, Indigenous people are amongst the most disadvantaged groups in Australia in terms of employment.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) states that, in 2011, just 46 percent of the Indigenous population aged 15 and over was classified as employed.

Opportunity to Grow Indigenous Employment in Australia
Australia's oil and gas industry has focused on increasing Indigenous participation, but, as Rigzone finds out, more could be done. Source: Census of Population and Housing, 2011

Since 2011, Australia has experienced rapid development through its liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. These projects commonly neighbor Indigenous communities, providing developers and contractors with an obligation to provide local employment in these areas.


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