Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia: Progress on Constitutional Recognition & Uluru Statement from the Heart
This network event focused on constitutional recognition and the Uluru Statement from the Heart and how organisations can show their support.
Late last year, DCA officially announced its support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart campaign to secure constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We join many other organisations, including DCA members, who are going public with their support.
At this event, we investigate the critical role corporate Australia can play as an ally to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Our event was hosted by National Australia Bank, partner and sponsor of DCA’s Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network. We heard from a special panel of senior Indigenous leaders and corporate allies and emceed by DCA Board Member Kate Russell.
Kate is a proud Awabakal woman and is also the Chair of DCA’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel and Director Diversity and Culture, NSW Department of Planning and Environment. She is committed to empowering her community and draws on her extensive background in working across all tiers of government and community sectors to promote opportunities for First Nations Peoples.
Our guest panel included:
- Danny Gilbert AM, Managing Partner, Gilbert + Tobin and Co-Chair of the Cape York Partnership Group
- Thomas Mayor, Co-chair of the Uluru Working Group
- Erin Woolford, Senior Manager, Reconciliation, PwC Australia
- Brad Haynes, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Australia, Rio Tinto.
About DCA’s: Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia, network
DCA’s Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia network, is sponsored by National Australia Bank and is run exclusively for DCA members. It is designed to profile leading practice in attraction, retention and promotion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander talent; improve understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues; build organisational capability in this area; and involve both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to share information and build relationships.
Who should attend
We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives from DCA member organisations to attend this event alongside their non-Indigenous colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event. Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and live-captioning can be accessed via your smartphone or tablet. If you require an Auslan interpreter, you must RSVP with this requirement when registering or at least 10 working days prior to the event so that we can secure this in-demand service for you.
A video recording and transcript will be made available via the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.