We sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, which enable this website to work properly and remember your preferences. You can delete all cookies already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed, however some functionalities may not work.

'Because of her we can' – NAIDOC Week 2018

20180710 celebrate naidoc week 800x400 1

This NAIDOC Week, 8-15 July, Defence and DEFGLIS celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians.

The theme – Because of Her We Can – celebrates the invaluable contributions that Indigenous Australian women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, families, rich history and to our nation.

This week provides an opportunity not only to celebrate the contribution of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and their families but to particularly note the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The Defence Indigenous champion said that creating a culturally safe and inclusive workplace requires a sustained and united effort from all Defence staff.

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program is an example of one of many Indigenous programs available in Defence.

The joint initiative between Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Army seeks to improve the health and living standards in Aboriginal communities by delivering a mix of health clinics, school upgrades, telecommunications and portable water supply infrastructure, housing, road construction/upgrades, plus more.

The Defence Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2018 reflects the organisation’s enduring commitment towards reconciliation as a fundamental aspect of Pathway to Change and the overarching Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

About the Author
Author: Vince Chong
Vince is the President of DEFGLIS. He is a project manager and an electronics engineer.
Also written by this author:

2016 05 10 ReflectionsThumb

StoreGraphic2

Latest News

IWD 2020: All of us play a role in achieving #eachforequal

DEFGLIS Vice President Dr Joe Monteith's open letter on International Women's Day 2020. Dear DEFGLIS members,

Read more

DEFGLIS and PwC develop stronger bonds at inaugural Perth event

At our inaugural Perth event, DEFGLIS and PwC came together to network and celebrate inclusivity within the workplace. DEFGLIS Member Danie Bunting tells us about the successful night that brought...

Read more

New year, new board

The DEFGLIS Board of Directors have met to appoint office-bearers and commenced business planning for 2020. The first meeting of the new year involved the induction of new faces, appointment of office-bearers, and...

Read more

Dual DSSG champions announced at Military Pride Ball

  The Australian Defence Force recently celebrated the contributions of the diverse sex, sexuality and gender (DSSG) community at the annual Military Pride Ball.

Read more

Experience in management, communication or support?

Become a volunteer