Our logo was inspired by the artwork Kangaroo Travelling by Deborah Coertse (also known as Deborah Newenham).
Deborah was born in Fremantle Western Australia to an Aboriginal mother and Dutch father. She began painting in 1994 and has since sold numerous pieces of original artwork. Deborah now runs Yirra-Kurl, her own successful company where she designs, manufactures and wholesales her artwork to the tourist market.
Deborah's paintings depict her interpretation of life and all things living. Her bright and colorful designs have become a distinctive feature of Yirra-Kurl products.
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About Our Sponsor
The Aboriginal Business Directory of WA would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsor.
Our Principle Partner
Rio Tinto is an international resources company, employing over 70,000 people, in more than 40 countries across six continents. Rio Tinto’s interests are diverse both in geography and product. Most of Rio Tinto’s assets are in Australia and North America. They also operate in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Most of Rio Tinto’s iron ore production is in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Their network of 14 mines, three port terminals and 1,500 kilometres of rail creates great flexibility, allowing them to respond rapidly to changing environmental and market conditions.
Rio Tinto strives to develop enduring relationships with those communities where they operate, built on mutual respect, active partnerships and long term commitment. Studies are undertaken to help Rio Tinto understand the social and economic impacts of their activities on our host communities. By understanding Rio Tinto’s interactions and working collaboratively with these communities and stakeholders, Rio Tinto can maximise the benefits and minimise any negative impacts that may arise out of their operations.
A variety of stakeholder engagement processes enable Rio Tinto to work effectively with their host communities. These include contractual responsibilities under land use agreements with Traditional Owners; regulatory obligations such as heritage surveys and approvals and community services; community partnerships and investment activities; and established engagement frameworks.
Rio Tinto is pleased to support the Aboriginal Business Directory WA for the opportunities that they provide Pilbara Aboriginal businesses.