Dolly Gurinyi Batcho (1905-1973), a Larrakia woman from the Darwin area, epitomises the sacrifice of an estimated 6000 Indigenous men and women who, during World War II, served the nation that so often discriminated against them.
enVizion, a Cairns-based training organisation, is using innovative methods like virtual reality to inspire and motivate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities to access education and employment training.
The difficult choice of what career path to take is made a little easier for 52 Indigenous year 11 and 12 students from around Australia because of the Work Experience Programme - a four day visit to Canberra full of events and activities showcasing the career options within the Australian Public Service.
Joining the Queensland Police Force in 1965, Dr Colin Dillon displayed courage and determination in the face of entrenched racism, not only from other police, but also from his own people who declared him to be a “Sell-out” and “Traitor”. His determination saw him become a role model for other Indigenous people wanting to join the police force and a trail- blazer in breaking down racist barriers.
When Kristy Stanton became AccorHotels’ first Indigenous General Manager, her appointment marked a milestone for the company’s Employment Parity Initiative, which reached over 500 employees nationally at the end of 2016.
Facilitated by the Goondir Big Buddy program, seven Indigenous young men recently set sail on the STS Young Endeavour where they climbed the 30 metre mast, took the helm and in the process, gained life skills which have set them on the path to a brighter future.