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Kimberley Land Council Argyle Diamond Mine Memorandum of Understanding

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 January 2001
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:East Kimberley Region, Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Economic Development | Employment and Training | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:

Project: Argyle Diamond Mine.
The Kimberley Land Council Argyle Diamond Mine Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is made between the Kimberley Land Council and Argyle Diamond Mine (ADM). The parties to the MoU agree to a protocol for the negotiation of a comprehensive regional agreement between Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities of the East Kimberley region, their representative body, the Kimberley Land Council, and ADM. The negotiation seeks to develop a modernised relationship between the ADM and East Kimberley Indigenous peoples through regional development, employment opportunities, training, community assistance, financial advice etc.
Detailed Information:
While the ADM has had operational agreements with traditional owners of the East Kimberley since 1980, these had certain problems in relation to inclusiveness and scope. When the ADM announced its intention to extend the life of the mine until 2007, it commenced discussions with the Kimberley Land Council about an MoU. While the terms of the MoU are not public, the broad aim of the project is to ensure a new strategic approach to developing agreements with traditional owners who are affected by the extension of the mine.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Argyle Diamonds Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Kimberley Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) - Signatory
  • Argyle Diamond Mines Joint Venture
  • Argyle Diamond Mines Joint Venture - Signatory

  • References

    Report
    Indigenous Support Services and ACIL Consulting (2001) 'Agreements between Mining Companies and Indigenous Communities: A Report to the Australian Minerals and Energy Environment Foundation'
    Rio Tinto (2002) Aboriginal Policy and Programs: Briefing Note

    Glossary

    Memorandum of Understanding

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