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Easternwell supports NAIDOC Week

Easternwell supported NAIDOC Week by hosting a luncheon to discuss the importance of this year’s theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ and how we can all work together for a shared future.

Indigenous Outreach and Engagement Officer from the University of Southern Queensland, Emily Montgomery and three students participating in USQ’s Deadly Ways Program, shared their personal experiences and what this year’s NAIDOC theme means to them.

Broadspectrum’s Queensland Indigenous Steering Committee Chairman, Marco Waanders said: “I believe education is a big step towards reconciliation in Australia and it was an honour to have Emily and the three students from the Deadly Ways program impart their personal stories with us today.”

“We’re proud to promote NAIDOC and be part of celebrating Australia’s first nation people and a culture that is more than 65,000 years old.”

Broadspectrum’s Indigenous Development Manager, Llewellyn Williams reiterated the company’s commitment to Indigenous engagement in their Elevate Reconciliation (RAP) Plan, highlighting key objectives including increasing Indigenous employment to 6.5 per cent and doubling Indigenous suppliers to 100 businesses by 2021.

Staff also supported local events by attending a NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony and a NAIDOC Family Fun Day where the company hosted a stall to provide information about career opportunities.

This week provides an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate and share in the pride of our First Australians, with this year’s proclamation of ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ by joining in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

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