Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia

Date: Thursday 22 Feb 2018
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm AEDT

Lendlease, Lvl14, Twr 3, Int’l Towers Sydney, Exchange Place, 300 Barangaroo Ave,

Bookings close: 20 Feb 2018

The next meeting of our Building Capability for Indigenous Australia network, sponsored by Lendlease, will explore the Uluru Statement from the Heart and constitutional recognition.

Last year, the Referendum Council, commissioned by the federal government to consult widely with Indigenous people on constitutional change, issued the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

This consensus report embodied a range of recommendations, including the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice’ in the Australian Constitution.

Late last year, the federal government rejected this key recommendation leaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups heartbroken and progress on reconciliation stalled.

At DCA’s Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network, sponsored by Lendlease, we invite Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander leaders to share with DCA members their thoughts on the Uluru Statement including:

  • What the Uluru Statement recommends
  • Next steps for representation and recognition
  • How corporate Australia can show their support
  • What employers can do through their Reconciliation Action Plans to continue attracting, retaining and progressing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander talent while progress at a government level has stalled.

MCed by DCA’s CEO Lisa Annese, our guest speakers will include:

  • Thomas Mayor, former chair and advocate for the Uluru Statement from the Heart,
  • Tanya Hosch, General Manager, Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL and member of The Referendum Council, and
  • Professor Mick Dodson, AM, Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at The Australian National University.

This network, free and exclusively for DCA members, is designed to focus on building workplaces that embrace Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander talent.

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Who should attend:
DCA encourages attendance by all member organisations, their staff and senior management.  DCA’s charter is to enhance your organisations' diversity capability and external profiles.  We do this by providing members with a range of free events featuring expert thought leaders in the field of D&I.  We encourage senior management and line managers to attend these free DCA events to further support the work diversity and HR practitioners are doing at the coal face. As a part of our commitment to gender balance, we also encourage male representatives from our member organisations to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. 

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