First Nations partnerships

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First Nations landholders and communities are core partners in mining’s social and economic contribution to Australia.

Much of the land on which mining occurs is covered by native title and lands rights regimes.

More than 60 per cent of operating mines are also located near Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Each community has its own unique history and local cultural, social and economic context.

The minerals industry deeply values its relationships with the diverse First Nations landholders and communities with which it partners. These relationships are underpinned by respect for the cultures, knowledge, histories, rights and interests of each unique community.

Building on two decades of engagement, industry will strengthen these partnerships, respect local cultures, protect heritage and support the near and long-term social and economic aspirations, priorities and wellbeing of First Nations communities.