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Connect - 12 February 2021
Message from the Chief Executive
Recognising a great partnership
I was delighted to see some extremely positive feedback on LinkedIn about our involvement with the Far North Aboriginal Economic Collective to create business and job opportunities in local Indigenous communities.
As part of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication, we have engaged civil contractor Birubi Australia to undertake work at Yorkeys Crossing, in Port Augusta. Birubi is an Aboriginal-owned business which focuses on driving local Aboriginal employment and upskilling, and is a proud member of the Far North Aboriginal Economic Collective.
In part, the LinkedIn feedback read: “Huge thank you to Jon Whelan and his team in Port Augusta (Mick and Jodie) for maximising Aboriginal participation and local participation right through the supply chain. You have not only provided our community the opportunity to seal a road, a huge sense of empowerment that creates real outcomes and change.”
Roadwork at Yorkeys Crossing.
Adding style to interchanges
Another great example of Rail Care’s work has been delivered in our bus interchanges, with Tea Tree Plaza and Klemzig receiving bright, new makeovers via some outstanding murals.
At the waiting area at Tea Tree Plaza, artist Azzurro has painted an imaginary shopping and transport hub that invites the viewer to find hidden objects. Leading up to the interchange, his mural plays on colour banding and monochromatic patterning.
Tristan Kerr has brought his unique style combination to Klemzig, with fragments of street signage, mark making, graffiti and abstraction to create “Klemzig” text within his art.
The time lapse video below shows how much work went into the Tea Tree Plaza mural and what an amazing difference it has made.
A great opportunity exists for staff to nominate for the DIT Consultative Forum, which facilitates genuine and open consultation between managers, employees, unions and employee associations through the sharing of information and the exchange of views.
The forum meets quarterly and primarily looks at workplace changes and programs that affect significant numbers of employees or may have a significant impact on the agency.
Employee representatives are asked to present matters on behalf of their representative groups and communicate information shared at the DCF with their division.
Apology to the Stolen Generation breakfast
A number of our staff represented the Department at the Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation annual breakfast in Adelaide this morning.
This breakfast is an opportunity to unlearn and relearn about the historical and current matters of interest as they relate to the Stolen Generation era.
Breakfast participants heard from Stolen Generation survivors, along with featured guests including world-renown performer and cultural ambassador of Ngarrindjeri arts, crafts, martial arts and traditional culture Major “Moogy’ Sumner AM, Leading Ngarrindjeri artist Karumapuli Jacob Stengle and widely acclaimed singer-songwriter Frank Yamma.
This is an important day for all Australians and a great opportunity to pause and reflect on Australia’s past, and how we can build a better and more respectful future.
Part of the audience at the Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation breakfast.
This week’s Friday Flashback shows Nailsworth schoolboys bringing in old rubber during the scrap rubber campaign in 1942, after the Federal Supply Minister of the day called for scrap rubber to boost Australia’s dwindling wartime supply. The rubber was needed for the war effort, so Australians were asked to handover used items including tyres, tubes, sandshoes, hot water bags, galoshes, rubber coats, gloves, mats, door stops, bathing caps, tubing, old garden hose, soles, heels, erasers and rubber sponges.
SLSA B 7798/500
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