It's back to work and school for many this month, so while you're organising your calendar for the year here’s my top seven dates to mark in your workplace to support Aboriginal employment.
By marking these dates you’ll give yourself the opportunity to: Read More
• Raise awareness and levels of knowledge of Aboriginal experience and perspectives
• Meet your obligations under your Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). If you have a RAP, you’ve more than likely made a commitment to hold or attend events throughout the year.
• Show your support and commitment to Aboriginal staff and clients
• Demonstrate your organisation values and keep Aboriginal employment goals top of mind
• Connect with local communities
This year’s National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs from 27 May – 3 June, and marks two significant anniversaries. The week begins on the 50 year anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, and the week ends with the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision overturning Terra Nullius. This year’s NRW theme is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. So, I've put together a quick list of ideas for events in your workplace. Read More
Prepared remarks for the Panel 'Bold for Change' for the Central Coast International Women's Day.
Erina Fair, 4 March 2017 Read More
The best of intentions go nowhere without a solid plan and action. More often than not, it’s because we aren’t clear about 3 things: the change we want, where we really are now, and what is stopping us from getting what we want.
Here's the how to get clear about these three things quickly that will help you make a plan for Aboriginal employment that works. Read More
Do you consistently have trouble finding or keeping Aboriginal staff? Are you doing what you see other employers are doing, but still struggle to get results? Find out how a lack of understanding of Aboriginal experience may be the cause of these common employer frustrations. Read More
So, when do you need to do an Acknowledgement of Land? Every morning when you roll out of bed? Every coffee meeting with colleagues? Sounds pretty arduous... I mean, don't let me stop you doing it at these times, but it's not really necessary. Here's a few things to think about... Read More
A quick guide to what to say when you need to do an Acknowledgement of Land. Read More
People often ask me about the difference between a Welcome To Country and an Acknowledgement of Land. The Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Land are probably the most relevant traditional ceremonies for the modern Australian workplace.
Here's the quick guide to the difference between the two ceremonies. Read More
When it comes to the question of why Welcomes to Country and Acknowledgements of Land important, are important, I think it can be summed up like this:
The Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Land are probably the most relevant traditional ceremonies for the modern Australian workplace. Read More
Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Land are probably the most relevant traditional ceremonies for the modern Australian workplace. It is a mark of respect and a chance to acknowledge the past and continuing connection local Aboriginal people have with the land.
Do you know what they are, and when to use them? Read More