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The Gu­matj Cor­po­ra­tion has opened a baux­ite mine and train­ing cen­tre with the sup­port of Rio Tinto.

The Gulkula Re­gional Train­ing Cen­tre and Gul­kala baux­ite mine are 100 per cent owned by the Gu­matj clan. The Gu­matj Cor­po­ra­tion works to build sus­tain­able lo­cal in­dus­tries to ben­e­fit the lo­cal Yol­gnu peo­ple.

The mine and train­ing cen­tre are lo­cated on the Dhupuma Plateau in north-east Arn­hem Land. The train­ing cen­tre is ad­ja­cent to the small-scale baux­ite op­er­a­tion and will de­liver on-the-job train­ing for par­tic­i­pants.

“As a re­sult of this train­ing cen­tre even more lo­cal Indige­nous peo­ple will be able to build long-term ca­reers in the min­ing in­dus­try,” Rio Tinto op­er­a­tions man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Bruce Cox says.

“We hope to see in­creased Indige­nous par­tic­i­pa­tion at our own Gove baux­ite mine as par­tic­i­pants move on from the cen­tre and into the work­force.” http://bit.ly/TradeEarth­train2

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