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About AWRA

 

The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) is a proactive industry initiative dedicated to facilitating the increased attraction and retention of women in resources employment.

The AWRA project is driven by resource industry employer group AMMA, with the leadership committee comprising representatives from various industry bodies and employers across Australia.

AWRA is using funding provided by the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through its Critical Skills Investment Fund to implement strategies and services that support recommendation 5.5 of the National Resource Sector Workforce Strategy.

This recommendation highlights the important role female workers will play in fulfilling current and forecasted skills shortages across the Australian mining, hydrocarbons, energy, construction and related and servicing sectors. Increasing gender diversity is an industry imperative.

The Way Forward paper details the economic motives of AWRA’s formation and the key barriers for female participation in resources jobs. It outlines how AWRA can facilitate the appropriate cultural change, promote best practice workplace policies and strengthen and unite the various women’s networks and major industry stakeholders across Australia.

Download AWRA’s Way Forward paper here.

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Become an AWRA Employer
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AWRA accredited organisations are eligible to display the AWRA stamp and proudly promote industry ‘best practice’ and workforce diversity.

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Stay Informed
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To stay informed of project progress, events, news releases and more, please provide your contact details here.

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Training
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Under the project, AWRA induction courses will be introduced in the second half of 2012.

Events
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AWRA held an information session about the project in conjunction with the AMMA National Conference in Perth, please register your interest here.

 

AWRA in Action
Media Release: Women miners line-up for e-mentoring program x
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Media Release: Industry and government continue push for more women in resource jobs
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Issue 1 of the AWRA Newsletter was launched in June. Delivered to your inbox each month, the newsletter contains the latest AWRA developments and workforce diversity news.
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Media Release: Women in Resources Alliance workshop attracts top mining executives
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AWRA launches Way Forward Paper on International Women’s Day
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AWRA is proud to host a survey in line with our commitment to work in partnership withother stakeholders to achieve our goal of 25% women in resources by 2020.
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AWRA Newsroom
5000 women now in mines – Newcastle Herald
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Online mentoring program for women – North West Telegraph
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‘Overwhelming’ interest in program – Pilbara News
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Women mine knowledge – Forbes Advocate
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Female miners line up for e-mentoring program – Daily Liberal
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Wanted: women in hard hats – The Australian
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More women needed to meet mining industry jobs growth – Workplace Express
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Push for more mining women – My Resources
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Job Profile: Eleanor Drake, Barrick Gold – Sunday News, NZ
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Women at work – Australia’s Mining Monthly
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AWRA answers call for gender diversity – Gas Today
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Women in Resources Alliance ramps up – Australian Resources & Investment
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The $280bn dilemma – The Australian
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Women urged to dig deep to break into mining industry – Townsville Bulletin
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Women the focus of forum – Kalgoorlie Miner
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Golden era for women in mining – The Australian
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Women in mining – Rock Candy Magazine
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Miners in new push to recruit women – The Australian
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Effort to attract more women to resources – The Australian
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Call for female workers – Pilbara News

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Plan focuses on mining women Kalgoorlie Miner
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The resources industry is intensifying its efforts to hire female workers.