Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration

26 Jul 2017


DCA is proud to announce that a new flagship event has been added to its calendar this year - DCA’s Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration. Brought to you in partnership with BAE Systems Australia, this year’s Oration was delivered by Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition.  Stan spoke of a rapidly expanding Aboriginal middle class that is increasingly university educated, entrepreneurial and contributing extraordinary talent to Australian business and political life. However this overlooks fundamental issues that still need to be addressed.

Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration will be delivered by Stan Grant.  Proudly sponsored by BAE Systems Inspired WorkA multi-award winning current affairs host, author and adventurer, Stan has been a political correspondent for the ABC, Europe correspondent for the Seven Network based in London and a senior international correspondent for the international broadcaster CNN based in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Returning to Australia in 2013, Stan continued to cover international events for Sky News Australia and reignited his passion for telling the stories of his own Indigenous people. He has worked as the Indigenous editor for the Guardian Australia, managing editor for National Indigenous Television and international editor for Sky News. 

head and shoulders photos of Sam Mostyn, Steve Drury, Tanya Hosch & Glen Brennan

Joining Stan Grant on stage, DCA Deputy Chair Sam Mostyn moderated a conversation with an impressive panel line-up including:

  • Steve Drury, Director - Aerospace, BAE Systems Australia
  • Tanya Hosch, General Manager, Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL and
  • Glen Brennan, Head of Indigenous Finance and Development, National Australia Bank

DCA sincerely thanks BAE Systems Australia for its support in making this event possible.

Download a transcript of Stan's address.

Highlights and key messages from this event are outlined in our news report on the event.

Photos of the event can be found on DCA's Facebook page.

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DCA members can listen or watch the FULL event recording from the links below.

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