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Telling stories about gender equality

The mining sector is under scrutiny for its performance on gender issues. Governments, in both developed and developing countries, are paying attention to gender equality in the workplace. Increasingly detailed reporting from companies about their progress are required in many jurisdictions. Investors through pension funds are watching closely, assessing performance. A range of non-government organisations and labour organisations are also active, analysing and advocating.

David Paterson*
Oyu Tolgoi has a comparatively large female workforce

Oyu Tolgoi has a comparatively large female workforce

Recent reporting by the Australian Government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (AGEA) makes for sobering reading. Just 16% of the Australian mining industry's employees are women. The figure for key...

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