- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Overview
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – The Case for Action
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Leading Practice
- Constitutional Recognition and the Uluru Statement from the Heart
- 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum
- Navigating the Voice referendum
DCA supports the proper recognition of the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our country’s history and of ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are central in any discussions around recognition and reconciliation.
Many organisations are committed to engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and providing employment opportunities is a key part of this engagement. But genuine inclusion is about more than simply creating employment opportunities.
Genuine inclusion must begin with reconciliation. There can be no genuine workplace inclusion while our First Nations Peoples are excluded from opportunities, and we as a nation do not address race relations, equality and equity, unity, institutional integrity, and historical acceptance.
It also requires creating an organisation that understands and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Providing a safe and welcoming environment should be a critical part of any workplace’s diversity and inclusion strategy and planning.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people have experienced significant exclusion from Australian society for many years. Ending that exclusion is foundational to D&I.
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DCA has provided a submission to respond to proposed reforms of the Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy.
As Australia Day approaches, DCA provides this blog post to highlight considerations and helpful resources – from flexible arrangements around public holidays to being mindful of cultural load that may be experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues.
Discover how Future Group, DCA 2023-2024 Inclusive Employer, began their D&I journey and how staff-led groups, private groups and mentors have contributed to key inclusion initiatives.
DCA provided a submission to the Department of Social Services to support a strong and diverse community sector, including funding for organisations that support specific disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
Now is the time to redouble our efforts and reflect on the learnings we can take from the Voice Referendum.
While the result is not what we had hoped for, this is a time to take a moment to pause and reflect.