On the 28th of January 2021, we celebrated Carey Group 25th anniversary with Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA, representatives from Government departments, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP, Fortescue, Northern Star Resources, Australian Potash, Reconciliation WA and many more of our valued partners, friends and supporters at Fraser’s Function Centre in Kings Park.
It was a proud day for Daniel and the entire Carey family. Thank you to our staff who have helped us to achieve such success.
We have forged enduring partnerships in our first 25 years. We are now stronger than ever and positioned for further growth as we pursue our vision to elevate Aboriginal businesses and create further opportunities for Aboriginal people.
Thank you to our staff who are a vital part of our success. We look forward to the next 25 years with excitement and optimism.
Daniel Tucker AM
Pictured from left Curtin’s WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Director Sabina Shugg, Minister for Regional Development the Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Carey Mining CEO Allan James and Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission Chair Gail Reynolds-Adamson at Curtin’s Kalgoorlie Campus.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Carey Mining, the Australian Aboriginal Mining Academy and Curtin University, paving the way for the three organisations to work together to advance education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in services that support the resources sector.
Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, and Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, attended the MOU signing which was held at the WA School of Mines.
Curtin’s WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Director Sabina Shugg said the University was committed to working with industry to encourage more students into careers in the mining and resources sector. “We are delighted to be working with the Australian Aboriginal Mining Academy and Carey Mining to help inspire the future Indigenous mining workforce and develop pathways into Curtin University, Ms Shugg said.
“This exciting partnership will seek ways to combine outreach programs, enabling courses and the expertise of Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies to strengthen and support the education opportunities available for Indigenous people in the Kalgoorlie-Goldfields region.
Australian Aboriginal Mining Academy founder and Carey Mining Managing Director, Daniel Tucker said that Carey Mining has an ongoing commitment to improving the social wellbeing of Aboriginal people and a belief that education is one of the core drivers that provides the pathway to employment opportunity and achieving economic prosperity. It forms one of the founding principles behind the establishment of the Australian Aboriginal Mining Academy. “With mining having occurred in this resource rich region for approximately 125 years, and Kalgoorlie home to the WA School of Mines, recognised as one of the most respected and prestigious providers of courses of study for the global mining industry, it was only natural to consider the Goldfields region for the Academy, Mr Tucker said.
“The AAMA is excited to collaborate with Curtin University and the WA School of Mines. Working together we will seek how best to provide programmes and opportunities to Aboriginal people in the Goldfields region.
Carey Mining is delighted to continue our strong working relationship with AngloGold Ashanti Australia that began over twenty years ago. We look forward to strengthening our partnership as we deliver on the new contract for ore rehandle and crusher feed at Sunrise Dam gold mine commencing in July 2019.
Managing Director Daniel Tucker said Carey Mining’s working relationship with AngloGold Ashanti Australia is the longest for an Aboriginal business in Australia. “What we did with AngloGold in the beginning at Sunrise Dam was the first agreement of its kind in this country between Aboriginal people and the mining sector. More broadly, it established a new path of including Aboriginal people in business. We are looking forward to continuing our strong working relationship with AGAA and I am very excited about this new phase.
The relationship between AngloGold Ashanti Australia (AGAA) and Carey Mining is a strong enduring relationship that has lasted for over 20 years. It is the longest working relationship between an Aboriginal company and a mining company in Australia.
To commemorate the achievement Carey Mining Founder and Managing Director, Daniel Tucker, presented a painting to AGAA Senior Vice President Michael Erickson. The painting is the work of the late Lynley Tucker and captures Lake Carey at different times of the season, depicting some of the important locations and activities of the traditional Wongatha people who come from around this area.
Carey has become Australia’s first Indigenous owned company to achieve ISO 55001 certification. Carey has engaged Bureau Veritas to certify our Asset Management System against the standard as part of our continuous improvement process. Aligning our Asset Management System to the international standard, helps to provide confidence in the focus on sustainable operations and the techniques used to improve dimensions of overall equipment effectiveness, reliability, capability and quality – throughout the life of the equipment.