Abigroup is formalising its indigenous engagement framework around the following:
Creating opportunities - through employment and on-the-job training. This was formalised in 2009 with the implementation of the Structured Training Employment Package (STEP) program across the organisation.
Building understanding and respect - through cultural awareness and understanding initiatives. The relationship with Red Dust was part of this commitment.
Strengthening relationships - with indigenous business owners as future project partners, subcontractors and suppliers.
16 November 2010
As part of its commitment to the local community, the Banora Point Upgrade Alliance team has welcomed 10 indigenous trainees onto the project.
24 September 2010
In May, Abigroup Corporate Lawyer Catie Anderson, Superintendent Peter Lamb and Southern Region Environment and Sustainability Manager Paul O’Connell set off on the company’s first Red Dust Role Models trip north.
02 October 2009
Abigroup has been granted funding from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to implement a national, Structured Training Employment Project (STEP).