NT Media Releases

MCA Indigenous Pre-Employment Program

The Minerals Council of Australia ? NT Division today launched its 2011 Indigenous Pre-Employment Program at Parliament House in Darwin. The launch was hosted by the Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Resources, Kon Vatskalis and attended by approximately 55 members of industry and government, including many of the 20 new trainees who will commence their pre-employment program at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education tomorrow.

Angela Pamela Uranium Mine – Opposition to Establishment

The Northern Territory Government?s decision to oppose the establishment of the Angela Pamela mine near Alice Springs will act as a further disincentive to develop the NT?s minerals industry. During parliamentary sittings in Alice Springs this week, an NT Government motion - carried 13 votes to 12 - endorsed the Government?s opposition to the establishment of the Angela Pamela uranium mine.

New Executive Director, Minerals Council of Australia - Northern Territory Division

The Minerals Council of Australia has appointed Mr Peter Stewart as Executive Director of the Minerals Council of Australia ? Northern Territory Division. Mr Stewart brings a wealth of minerals industry experience to the position having most recently served as President (North America) of GMC Global and before that holding a range of positions with Burdekin River Resources, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Newmont and Normandy Mining Limited. He also spent three years as Director of Contracts and Procurement for the NT Government.
?Peter has been involved with the minerals industry for much of his working life and, with his experience in Government, will be an asset to the industry in the Territory as it continues to expand to meet the burgeoning global demand for Australia?s resources,? MCA Chief Executive Officer Mitch Hooke said.
Mr Stewart replaces Scott Perkins who joined the Northern Territory Resources Council in May 2008. The NTRC merged with the MCA last year.
Mr Bryan Quinn, General Manager of GEMCO and President of the MCA-NT Management Committee said Scott Perkins had done a great job advancing the interests of the industry.
?The industry greatly appreciates Scott?s efforts and determination to ensure that mining remains the backbone of the Territory?s economy. The Management Committee looks forward to working with Peter as the NT industry continues to expand,? Mr Quinn said.
Peter Stewart commences with the MCA NT on November 8.

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