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Mining industry pushes for anti-discrimination laws to change so it can advertise for Indigenous only jobs

DiscriminationJanuary 30, 2014

Mining industry pushes for anti-discrimination laws to change so it can advertise for Indigenous only jobs (Last Updated On: November 3, 2016)

The mining industry is pushing for Australia’s anti-discrimination laws to be changed to enable businesses to advertise jobs specifically for Indigenous workers.

Currently, employers have a legal obligation to avoid discrimination when recruiting workers. Each step of the recruitment process should be non-discriminatory and this includes when advertising a position.

Scott Barklamb from the Australian Mines and Metals Association has highlighted that anti-discrimination laws are ambiguous about whether an employer can specifically advertise for an Indigenous person.

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