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The Clontarf Foundation is excited to continue its strong partnership with Rio Tinto after announcing a new partnership extension yesterday.

Rio Tinto managing director Joanne Farrell and Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion joined Clontarf staff and students at a special morning tea in Perth to celebrate the announcement.

The renewal will see the partnership continue for at least another three years, in which time the Foundation is forecast to grow to 10,500 participants, up from 5,700 in July this year.

Ms Farrell said “We are really pleased to be renewing our successful partnership with Clontarf Foundation to help continue the work right across the country.

“By working alongside the Clontarf Foundation, State and Federal Government’s we are seeing positive change and real outcomes within Indigenous communities throughout Australia,” Ms Farrell said.

Clontarf Foundation CEO Gerard Neesham said “With this new commitment, Rio Tinto will remain our largest corporate partner and also one of the leading employers of our Year 12 graduates.

“We are extremely proud that our partnership with Rio Tinto will continue for another three years, particularly as we embark on a period of enormous growth,” Gerard said.

Senator Scullion said “I am pleased Rio Tinto have renewed their commitment to the Clontarf Foundation following the Federal Government’s increased funding as part of its 1967 Referendum 50th anniversary Indigenous education package.”

“The results Clontarf Foundation have been able to achieve, highlights just what can be accomplished when not-for-profit organisations work in partnership with government, industry, Indigenous people and communities,” Nigel said.

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