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'Because of her we can' – NAIDOC Week 2018

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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.
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