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

From the Board: September Update

We’ve commenced a busy period for the DEFGLIS Board, with one of our premier events just around the corner and our acceleration towards the Annual General Meeting. For this update...

Read more

DEFGLIS Represented at UNSW Canberra Equality Exhibition

Visible role models and support during the sexuality and gender discovery process were the key themes of the opening address delivered by DEFGLIS President Nathan White.

Read more

DEFGLIS Awards for Excellence Open for Nominations

The DEFGLIS Awards for Excellence showcase the outstanding efforts made by individuals and groups that enhance the lives of the Defence diverse sexuality, sex and gender (DSSG) community whilst upholding...

Read more

PwC supports Military Pride Ball for Fourth Year

For the fourth year in a row, PwC Australia will stand with DEFGLIS to support the Military Pride Ball in 2019. PwC Partner and GLEE@PwC lead Marty Jovic spoke to...

Read more

Experience in management, communication or support?

Become a volunteer