Connecting country: busting myths about Indigenous Australians

Various coloured sands & soils

In this episode, we don’t just feature a beautiful Welcome to Country, we attempt to connect Country by exploring the cultural and professional gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians at work and asking: where do these issues come from? Why do they persist? And what can we do to finally close the gap?

Helping answer these questions is Linda Burney – the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives, and the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament – as well as Karen Mundine, CEO at Reconciliation Australia.

Researched and hosted by: Andrew Maxwell. Produced and written by: Andrea Rivera. Executive produced by: Lisa Annese. Contributions from: Catherine Petterson and Simone Empacher Earl. Special thanks to Audiocraft.

Welcome to Country by Aunty Norma Ingram.

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Some things to follow up on   

DCA’s research on inclusive leadership

DCA’s WordsAtWork report. Members log in to access Indigenous-specific guidelines 

DCA’s Closing the Work Gap report

DCA’s Building Capability for Indigenous Australia network events

DCA’s 1st Annual D&I Oration, delivered by Stan Grant.

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Thank you DCA. This was fantastic and I loved the inspiration that Linda and Karen have given to me after listening to this podcast. I too have found myself achieving so many firsts in my family network to overcome many barriers and stereotypes within workplaces, learning institutes and most of all my family networks. My utmost respect and unity to Karen and Linda - exceptional, inspiring and most of all heroes to breaking down so many barriers for our Aboriginal women.
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