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About the Minerals Council of Australia

The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia's world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA represents a world-leading minerals sector that is dynamic, diverse, sustainable and valued by all Australians. Read more.

Acknowledgement of Country

The MCA acknowledges and pays its respects to past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and linked publications may contain images or names of people who have since died.

Partnering to support local, regional and national responses has underpinned the minerals industry’s approach to keep people safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

This includes building on existing strong links with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to support community-led health plans, including vaccination outreach.

Supporting Indigenous-led health responses

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 developed a comprehensive national plan to support public health actions and responses relating to Indigenous people, populations and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It reinforces the importance of culturally-safe, locally-led approaches and specific social, health and economic considerations.

The MCA worked with the Commonwealth, Aboriginal health sector and industry to develop operating protocols, tools and other resources to minimise transmission risks, continue essential services and maintain economies. Resources include:

  • The Resources Sector National COVID-19 Response Protocols

As part its commitment to transparency and collaboration, the MCA has also published regular bulletins outlining MCA and industry actions to support community health responses.

PDF icon MCA bulletin- Keeping remote communities safe - June 2021 Update 15.pdf