A unique drive-in, drive-out Community Driving Programme has assisted Telfer to increase its Indigenous workforce to more than 100 full-time employees by enabling them to travel safely to work from areas not serviced by flights.
Thanks to Telfer’s driver team, more than half of Telfer’s Indigenous workforce travels by vehicle from remote Western Desert locations, often hundreds of kilometres from our operations. Without our driving support programme, most would be unable to work at the site.
Telfer celebrated a milestone in January with 102 Indigenous employees working full-time with Newcrest and our contractors. Many more work casually, in short-term or part-time roles, or are completing on-site training.
We publicly committed to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, launched last year. Work has been completed on gaining baseline data. Indigenous employment targets will be set in FY20 and then delivered from FY21.
Our Community Relations teams work with local Indigenous communities to develop specific training, employment and support programmes.
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Policy