I helped organize the NAIDOC 2017 event, where I was responsible for the technical aspects of the day. However, I found that the most memorable contribution I made was to speak at the event. I had organized a keynote speech for my aunt, as she is a driving force in the resurrection of Palawa Kani, our lost language. She wasn`t able to make the trip and it was mine. I remember writing a speech and I felt very smart, but the day it doesn`t resonate. I gave up and just talked. The Indigenous Roundtable was a 2014-17 RAP initiative. The first event took place in 2015, another in 2016 and a third in 2017. An initiative put forward by an indigenous champion in Brisbane in March 2017. The aim was to celebrate cultural appreciation outside of NAIDOC and National Reconciliation Week (NRW).
TSRA`s new employees work within the framework of the TSRA 2017 corporate agreement. The ATO opened a new office in Gosford in December 2017, our first new location in nearly 30 years. Following the success of the 2015 Indigenous Roundtable, we hosted a second roundtable in 2016 and a mini-roundtable in 2017 with major interest groups. In 2017, an Indigenous Canberra Employee Pilotage Program was implemented. A participant in the program will tell their career development story. Hello, my name is Casey Reynolds I am currently in the Evergreen 2017 program in my second rotation with the workplace Services team in Adelaide. I was born in Darwin Northern Territory (NT) and my crowd is the jawoyn crowd in the Kakadu region of the NT. As of December 2017, our organization employed approximately 18,500 people, including 386 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, at 22 ATO sites across the country. Any request sent by e-mail to TSRA should clearly indicate the selection criteria and contain your corresponding contact details, including the contact telephone number and postal address, in the e-mail.
Jawun allowed me to understand Australia`s remarkable and proud indigenous heritage. I understood that it is our Aboriginal heritage that is more relevant to the Australian than the English constructions, many of which have shown their compasses. The Yolngu in northeastern Arnhemland have a tradition, culture and connection that spans 50,000 years. Their modest and imaginative simplicity has ensured survival for millennia and their experience is uniquely Australian. Reconciliation is everyone`s business, and for the ATO, it`s about appreciating the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to this organization – as collaborators, suppliers and customers. Our plan outlines activities to make systemic improvements and opportunities to strengthen Aboriginal and De Torres Strait Islander employees and suppliers as well as to assist Aboriginal taxpayers and Torres Strait Islander. . . .