Broadspectrum supports NAIDOC Week 2019
Broadspectrum celebrated NAIDOC Week 2019 with events company-wide, which focused on the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians:
- Our Defence Base Services team in the Northern Territory launched its Indigenous Employment Strategy at a morning tea with employees, clients and customers. The strategy has five key objectives, including achieving 10 per cent Indigenous employment by 2021.
- Broadspectrum representatives celebrated NAIDOC week at Doonside Public School's assembly, with students showcasing their Indigenous heritage through dance, song and storytelling.
- The Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative hosted a morning tea at the North Sydney office, followed by an all-Indigenous panel discussion with some of Broadspectrum's Indigenous employees and guests.
- The team at the RAAF Base in East Sale welcomed representatives from the GunaiKurnai people and honoured the occasion with a flag raising ceremony, cultural dance and an Indigenous-themed morning tea.
- Team members in the Adelaide office created Indigenous-inspired artwork during morning tea. The horseshoe-shaped symbol represents the team coming together to celebrate NAIDOC Week, while acknowledging the Kaurna people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region.
- Broadspectrum's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Quinn, and Indigenous Development Manager, Llewellyn Williams, gave a presentation at our Melbourne office, with Tom reflecting on his experience of being part of our Indigenous Advisory Board (IAB), which is made up of Indigenous community leaders and Broadspectrum employees. The presentation focused on both current national and Victorian conversations, and spoke of how some Indigenous Australians look towards the treaty of Waitangi, as well other treaties around the world, for inspiration as to what can be achieved in Australia.
- Easternwell team members joined a group of local residents and business people at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day in Toowoomba. Following a flag raising ceremony, the crowd was treated to a rendition of the Australian National Anthem sung in the local Jarowair language, with supporting vocals in English.
This year's NAIDOC theme – Voice, Treaty, Truth – invited all Australians to walk together in support of a better future.
Broadspectrum is committed to doing more for Indigenous reconciliation through its fourth Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which was launched in October 2018. It provides more than 40 actions which the company will take to continue to strengthen relationships and provide opportunities for Indigenous people and businesses to share in the success of the company.
We will work together for a better future.