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Engaging with Community

Defence is committed to establishing and maintaining relationships with Indigenous community organisations. Defence aims to nurture relationships with Indigenous communities and organisations to:

  • Showcase Defence as a values-driven and culturally respectful employer that appreciates the past and present contributions of Indigenous Australians to the Defence of Australia;
  • Communicate an integrated message to the broader Indigenous community about Defence employment, training, community contribution offers, and how to access those offers; and
  • Provide opportunities for Indigenous communities, groups, organisations and individuals to provide feedback to Defence.

Community engagement is best achieved through the establishment and maintenance of meaningful relationships at the local level. Defence Commanders and Managers are well placed to engage with local Indigenous communities as they are more easily able to sustain those relationships locally.