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Straight talk in Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week at Western Power is a time to acknowledge the important work, cultural and life experiences Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our workforce.

Here at Western Power, we know that building strong, respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is fundamental to achieving our goals for reconciliation, serving our customers effectively and reflecting the community we live in.

This time last year we launched our very first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We have a long history of employing and engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and our RAP development is another stage in our cultural identity journey. It outlines specific actions and deliverables to ensure we implement effective and mutually beneficial initiatives as part of our commitment to reconciliation.

For Reconciliation Week 2019, we spoke to some of our people how they combine their culture and work.

Special shout out to our contributors for sharing themselves so freely in this video:

  • Tim Yarran, Noongar People (Bunbury), from our Picton depot
  • Michael Collins, Warlpiri People (Northern Territory), from our Jandakot depot
  • Callum Hansen, Noongar People (South West Region), from our Kewdale depot
  • Ellissa Oliver, Yamatji People (Onslow), from our Jandakot depot