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Aboriginal staff contribution increases

OUR Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees represented 12pc of our staff team in 2021, up from 8pc in 2020.

ac.care’s reputation as a culturally safe organisation has been boosted by the growing representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, along with public acknowledgements of respect, such as through social media campaigns, and participation in NAIDOC and National Reconciliation Week events.

We are an increasingly appealing employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as our achievements in Aboriginal services and other programs are promoted extensively online and in the media, building trust and credibility within the communities in which we operate.

Meanwhile, our ongoing recruitment actions include engaging with the community directly to raise awareness of employment opportunities, while our internal Aboriginal Employee Network provides support to staff and guidance to our agency.