There are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are doing their bit to build opportunities for Indigenous people. Many are running small to medium sized businesses developing and maintaining partnerships with big business in the resources industry. Getting it right brings some of those partnerships to a broader audience and showcases the elements that make them successful. It is both inspirational and practical in its approach. I hope it will inform and encourage Indigenous people and communities who might be considering business ventures and encourage resource companies that sit physically on the land owned and known by Indigenous communities to work together to ensure the benefits of the sector are shared. The case studies in this booklet are about real people providing real jobs on the ground. They are about mining companies working with Indigenous business men and women and getting it right. They show that the resource industry is motivated to ensure that their partnered Indigenous companies can be profitable now; that they are building a sustainable future and that they can create real employment opportunities for Indigenous people.

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