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WIMnet VIC Webinar: Gari Yala (Speak the Truth): Centering the Experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians at Work

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New research from the Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research and Diversity Council Australia is speaking truth to Australian employers about the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Join WIMnet Victoria and Nareen Young for a webinar detailing the research outcomes of this project.

About this event

Gari Yala, which means ‘speak the truth’ in the Wiradjuri language, is based on a survey 1,033 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers across Australia and reveals some shocking realities about experiences of racism, the lack of cultural safety and identity strain experienced by Indigenous people across Australian workplaces.

The report reveals that Indigenous employees continue to experience significant workplace racism and exclusion and that racism is impacting wellbeing and job satisfaction.

This racism manifested in a number of ways, including people being treated unfairly because of their Indigenous background, hearing racial slurs and receiving comments about the way they look or ‘should’ look as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

The report also provides ten truths for organisations to improve workplace inclusion for Indigenous staff based in evidence and designed for workplaces that are ready to listen to Indigenous staff, and willing to act on what they tell them.


Nareen Young

Industry Professor, Indigenous Policy University of Technology Sydney, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, Sydney, Australia
Industry Professor for Indigenous Policy at the UTS Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, Nareen leads Jumbunna's highly innovative Indigenous People and Work Research and Practice Hub.
Nareen has led two influential and successful diversity peak bodies. She transformed the Diversity Council Australia (2007-2014) into a flourishing not-for-profit workplace diversity advisor to business, providing members with a wealth of knowledge, research and expertise.
At the NSW Working Women’s Centre (1998-2005), funded by state and federal governments as the peak body for women's employment in NSW, she ensured the Centre was accessible to all women in the state and that it played a significant role in mainstream employment matters. Nareen was nominated for an Australian Human Rights Award and Medal for her work during that time.

Date and Time

Thursday, 19 August 2021
12.00pm – 1.00pm (UTC+10:00)


AusIMM Member $0.00
Non Member $30.00
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