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Puliyapang Pty Ltd appointed to monitor Murujuga rock art

Puliyapang Pty Ltd (Puliyapang) appointed to monitor Aboriginal rock art on Murujuga World best practice scientific monitoring and analysis program The State Government today announced the appointment of Puliyapang to develop and implement a monitoring program for the Aboriginal rock art on Murujuga - the Aboriginal name for the Dampier Archipelago, including the Burrup...

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Plans progress for massive Burrup urea plant

PLANNING and environmental approvals for Australian's largest urea fertiliser production plant on the Burrup Peninsula, near Karratha, can be sought now the local Aboriginal corporation has backed the proposal. Perdaman Industries, the Perth-based arm of a private family-owned Western Australian-India conglomerate which hopes to have the US$4.5 billion (A$6.6b) plant operating by 2024, has...

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Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation to receive millions in cultural and commercial funding

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation will be able to further fund and develop the corporation’s commercial and cultural initiatives thanks to an historic agreement with fertiliser manufacturer Perdaman. It comes as part of an agreement signed between the two organisations to develop Australia’s largest fertiliser plant near Karratha, with funding from Perdaman being given to Murujuga...

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MAC to receive funding

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation will receive funding to help develop commercial and cultural initiatives through an agreement with fertiliser manufacturer Perdaman. The two signed the agreement last week as part of Perdaman’s plans to build Australia’s biggest fertiliser manufacturing plant on the Burrup Peninsula. Perdaman chairman Vikas Rambal said the company was pleased to...

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Woodside Extends Agreements with Pilbara Aboriginal Groups

Woodside today signed new agreements with the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited (NYFL), which represents the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, and the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), which represents the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo, Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Yaburara and Mardudhunera language groups. The agreements build on existing long-term partnerships with the two organisations and the...

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Woodside signed new agreements in Q4 with two leading Indigenous organisations based in the Pilbara.

One is with the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited (NYFL), which represents the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people; the other is with the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), which represents the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo, Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Yaburara and Mardudhunera language groups. Niall Myles, senior vice president North West Shelf (NWS) and Burrup, said the agreements built on...

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Rio Tinto expands Indigenous engagement

The Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Minerals Development in North America has announced Rio Tinto will be a founding partner, adding to the mining company’s global Indigenous engagement programs. Established by Waubetek, the centre will be a unique hub of learning and research for First Nations and Indigenous-owned businesses in North America. As well as providing technical expertise,...

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Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation’s historic agreement with Perdman

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) and Perdaman, which is building Australia's largest fertilizer manufacturing plant on the Burrup Peninsula near Karratha, have signed an agreement worth around $10 million. Under the Agreement Perdaman will support MAC to develop it's commercial and cultural initiatives. Perdaman Chairman, Vikas Rambal said, "We are pleased to have forged a working...

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World Heritage status for Burrup another step closer

A submission for the Pilbara’s Burrup Peninsula to be added to Australia’s World Heritage Tentative List has been given the nod by State and Territory Environment Ministers from across the nation. The submission for the site’s addition to the list, which indicates which nominations Australia intends to pursue in coming years, is expected to be formally submitted to the Federal Government...

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Archaeologists look below the ocean surface in Dampier Archipelago for signs of ancient culture

Archaeologists in the north-west of Western Australia are conducting a survey with a difference at the bottom of the ocean. Key points: The researchers have been looking for ancient Indigenous artefacts on the seabed in the Dampier Archipelago Sea levels have risen 130m since the ice age, and artefacts like tools and rock carvings could still be underwater The team plan to...

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