Summit to help drive cultural change across mining sector

Mining industry summit to drive cultural change in mining workplaces
Date: Thursday, 06 July 2023
  • Summit forms part of WA Government’s response to the Enough is Enough report
  • Event will bring together leaders from a range of stakeholders

A mining industry summit scheduled for 1 August 2023 will underline the State Government’s ongoing commitment to drive cultural change across the mining sector and eliminate inappropriate behaviour from Western Australian mining workplaces.

The Mining Industry Summit: Driving Respect will bring together company boards, mine management, health and safety representatives, supervisors and safety professionals to educate and empower leaders to take meaningful action on safe and respectful workplaces.

The summit forms part of the State Government’s response to the Enough is Enough (EIE) report published in June 2022.

Keynote speakers include former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins AO, international workplace culture expert Dr Dean Laplonge and Australian organisational behaviour and leadership development expert Professor Sharon Parker.

Ms Parker will provide exclusive insights into the initial findings from the Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) Program landmark study.

Following consultation with industry bodies, unions, academics and community groups, the summit will provide participants with case studies from WA mining organisations, expert panel discussions, along with displays from MARS Program initiatives currently underway. 

A number of other State Government responses to EIE Report recommendations have already been completed or are in progress, including a range of MARS Program projects.

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Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

“The Mining Industry Summit: Driving Respect is one of the important steps we are taking to help tackle workplace harassment and discrimination in the mining sector.

“While the resources sector has made significant progress on changing workplace culture, the State Government acknowledges there is more work to be done.

“We welcome the mining industry’s commitment to work alongside the State Government in driving cultural and legislative change to better educate WA’s existing and future workforce.”