Forrest speech on handouts earns rebuke

Original article by Brad Thompson, Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 2-Sep-21

Iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest says welfare and mining royalties have contributed to the "wanton destruction" of the culture and livelihoods of indigenous Australians. He has told a conference that Fortescue Metals Group is focused on giving indigenous people a hand up rather than a hand out, by providing them with training and employment opportunities. However, his comments have been criticised by Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation CEO Michael Woodley, who says Fortescue’s priority should be fair compensation for indigenous communities.

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FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

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