MCA kicks goals with Clontarf

THE Minerals Council of Australia has thrown its support behind a foundation which offers a better future for young Aboriginal men.

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Clontarf Foundation boys playing in Docker colours

Signing up as a corporate partner with the Clontarf Foundation, MCA CEO Tania Constable sent a clear message that Australian mining backed effective programs that improved the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

The Clontarf Foundation runs a network of Australian Rules and Rugby League academies that keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths in school by requiring a commitment by the boys to school attendance in order to remain in the football programs.

Constable said the mining industry is a large employer of Indigenous Australians.

In 2016, she said, Indigenous Australians made up 3.8% of the mining industry workforce, which was more than double the national ave...