Embracing Indigenous talent and success – how Australian business can help reinvent the narrative

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In partnership with BAE Systems Australia, Diversity Council Australia is proud to present a special event – the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration – to be delivered by Stan Grant.  

Stan Grant is a multi-award winning current affairs host, author and journalist and is special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition. Born in Griffith in south-west New South Wales, Stan’s mother is from the Kamilaroi people and his father is of the Wiradjuri.

At the Oration, Stan will outline his vision for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander diversity and inclusion in the workplace and how Australian business can maximise the potential of Indigenous talent and embrace success.

“For too long, the narrative on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people has been characterised by disadvantage and deficit. While addressing gaps in life expectancy, employment and education remains incredibly important, we need to talk more about the growing number of Aboriginal Australians who are achieving success and transforming their lives – and often in partnership with a business community keen to play its part,” said Stan. 

Joining Stan on stage will be DCA Deputy Chair Sam Mostyn to moderate a conversation with an impressive panel line-up including:

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

When:             Wednesday 26 July 2017

Time:              12.00pm to 2.30pm (AEST)

Where:            Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne

Format:           Two course lunch and speaker oration

Audience:        Business leaders, HR directors and managers, diversity practitioners.

To RSVP:         Email Diane Falzon on [email protected] or call 0430 596 699.


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