Jonah Bennett

JONAH BENNETT has shown colleagues he’s ready to accept his new challenge, as Telfer’s first Martu apprentice. A year ago, Jonah began work on site at Telfer as a Martu trainee Trades Assistant in the Fixed Plant Maintenance department. Prior to that assignment, Jonah worked as an Underground Belt Sampler, a Shutdown worker, and as […]


Jennifer Happy in Work and Role

Now into her second year working as a Kitchen Hand for ESS at Telfer, Jennifer enjoys the pace of the work and the company of everyone around her. “We’re learning about hospitality, about food and working safety with food,” Jennifer said. “I’m permanently in the kitchen, and some days we do different tasks. My shift […]


Jackson Ware rates Telfer 10/10

JACK WARE is very enthusiastic about his role as a dump truck operator at Telfer. Originally from Torres Strait, Jack (better known in Telfer as Jackson) moved to Townsville in 1998. He is married with three teenage children. Jackson, a painter by trade, eventually moved to Port Hedland as a contractor, then accepted an invitation […]


Baseline Study assists Decisions

Following the signing of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement between Newcrest Mining and the Martu People represented by Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Council in December 2015, Newcrest undertook a Socio-Economic Baseline Study with the Martu community. The purpose of the study was for Newcrest to gather information to better understand the communities with whom the Telfer Project has a relationship, and to assist in making […]


Support for School Microscopes

Newcrest’s Community Relations team at Telfer responded positively to a request to sponsor magnifying microscopes for all schools in the Western Desert. The units will be used for art, in school gardens; for science clubs; and for many other school activities – not just science in the class room. As a project taken on by […]


Santa visits seven communities

Now for the 13th successive year, ’Christmas Father’ has visited seven remote Martu communities surrounding the Telfer Gold Mine in WA’s Western Desert region. He brings cheer, presents and festive food and treats to the 300 children living in Kunawarritji, Punmu, Warralong, Marble Bar, Nullagine, Jigalong and Parnngurr over two weeks in December each year […]


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities A major pillar of Newcrest’s commitments to the Martu is in providing training and employment opportunities. Newcrest and its contractors have employed several hundred Aboriginal people at Telfer, many of whom are from the mine’s neighbouring Martu communities. Newcrest invests significant time, energy and resources into creating opportunities, promoting, encouraging and supporting the attainment of meaningful […]