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Martu Youth Festival Scores Five Stars

The 2018 Martu Youth Festival was an exciting and historical event for the people of the Western Desert region. For the first time in Western Desert history female footballers were introduced into the tournament structure. This was a community driven initiative which made this a truly significant achievement. The 2018 festival was a focus on […]

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Another First for our Western Desert Youth

For the first time, Martu youth from the Western Desert communities of Nullagine, Kiwirrkurra, Parnngurr and Punmu have participated in the Kirby Bentley Cup and the Nicki Winmar Carnival, both held recently in Perth. The Kirby Bentley Cup is a 9-a-side round-robin tournament for Aboriginal girls aged 13 to 15 years of age. The Nicky […]

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Search for Gold Continues

Telfer’s Community Relations team and Open Pit operations contactor MacMahon are working closely together to identify new riches of a different kind at Telfer. MacMahon Recruitment Team Leader Mark Mullins, and Recruitment Advisor Fleur Druett were on site recently, meeting potential new employees to add to the workforce talent on site at Telfer. The Community […]

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Lengths we go to

Telfer has initiated and supported Martu and Indigenous training and employment programs for the past 16 years. Because Telfer is located in the middle of the Western Desert’s mostly isolated Martu communities, it can take up to 10 hours to travel to nearby towns or Telfer itself. These realities often make it very difficult for […]

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Pushing through is Lloyd’s key

Lloyd Kwilla is up for the challenge. Lloyd recently completed a 12-month traineeship with the Fixed Plant Maintenance department at Telfer as a Trades Assistant, which has given him the tools and confidence to take the next step in his career. Lloyd has always had a passion for working on the tools and especially vehicles, […]

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A Decade of Service

Greg Connors’ Newcrest branded cap explains something about the man. It’s a precious symbol of his 10 years’ commitment to the Company and his working career at Telfer, during which he has undertaken many roles and tasks in areas across the mine site’s operations. Greg is currently a serviceman and tyre fitter at Telfer, where […]

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Willie Kickett

Willie Kickett’s commitment is paving the pathway for a successful career. Throughout the past four years, Willie has always put up his hand to assist in the Mill when employees go on leave or if extra assistance is required, often during holiday periods. Willie’s commitment and desire to gain full-time employment has now paid off, […]

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Mark Yeeda

Hard Work is paying off for Mark Yeeda. Two years ago, Mark Yeeda began casual work at Telfer, working as a member of the Weeds and Seeds management program and as a Mill Shutdown Sentry worker. Throughout Mark’s first 12 months at Telfer, he was given opportunities to experience different areas of the business, before […]

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Graduate Celebrations

Telfer has recently celebrated its first two Martu trainees to have completed an independently certified training qualification. Martu men Mark Yeeda and Willie Kickett now have a Certificate II in Resource Processing, a qualification that sees each of their careers take significant steps forward. Their awards are the first qualifications flowing from the signing on […]