IBA is committed to having and valuing a diverse workforce, representative of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities we serve. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are now over 30% of IBA’s total workforce, an increase from 26% last year and 22% on 1 July 2016. In 2017–18, IBA:
- developed strategies to drive new outcomes in Indigenous employment, engagement, and procurement
- became a signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding on Indigenous Employment with the Australian Public Service Commission, opening new pathways into IBA for Indigenous job-seekers
- supported 73 staff to further develop their cultural capability through workshops and cultural education experiences
- celebrated days of cultural significance and supported staff to participate in NAIDOC and reconciliation week events.
IBA‘s Galambany Indigenous Employees Network held a national members conference to discuss culturally capable ways of doing business, both now and into the future, and developed new concepts to position itself as an employer of choice for people from all backgrounds.