“Our aim, through support of our Reconciliation Action Plan and our vision for reconciliation, is to continue building respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture, and to nurture a workplace that welcomes those perspectives and to create sustainable employment opportunities in and for the communities where we live and operate.”
The NAIDOC Perth Ball on 14 November was the grand finale to NAIDOC Week 2020, celebrating the accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. We were delighted to be able to support NAIDOC Perth’s events for a fourth year running with many employees volunteering their personal time for events such as the NAIDOC Perth Awards held on 18 September and the NAIDOC Perth opening ceremony at the Supreme Court Gardens on 8 November.
Senior HR Business Partner Louise Weaver who was part of the Cleanaway team who attended the Ball said, “This is our fourth year supporting NAIDOC Perth as Platinum Sponsors and it remains a highlight for our teams in WA and a point of pride for our whole business.”
“Our aim, through the support of our Reconciliation Action Plan and our vision for reconciliation, is to continue building respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture, and to nurture a workplace that welcomes those perspectives and to create sustainable employment opportunities in and for the communities where we live and operate.”
Pictured: Cleanaway’s Solids WA/NT leadership team
General Manager Solids WA/NT Brad Gornall gave a speech on behalf of Cleanaway alongside other prominent speakers which included NAIDOC Perth Chairperson Address Glenda Kickett, Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians The Honourable Ken Wyatt and State Minister for Aboriginal Affairs The Honourable Ben Wyatt.
Over the course of the night, attendees were treated to incredible performances that showcased the rich and varied traditions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including groups such as Noongagie, YABU Band, Koolangka’s Kreate and Nungagie. The Belle, Beau, Lady and Gentleman of the Ball were also announced later in the night as well as the new Miss NAIDOC Perth 2020 – Katelan Stack.
Pictured: One of the many incredible cultural performances during the Ball
The Cleanaway team that attended included members from our Solids and Industrial Services divisions, and they had a wonderful night and especially enjoyed the traditional performances. The team who attended included:
- Brad Gornall
- Louise Weaver
- Damien Moss
- Tim Hyatt
- Nick Gerrard
- Norman Gomm
- Tegan Rodgers
- Eileish Clarke
- Alet VanDerWalt
- Josh Gard
Congratulations to NAIDOC Perth for a successful month of events honouring the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Australia’s culture.
For more information about NAIDOC visit www.naidoc.org.au or www.naidocperth.org.au.
Find out more about Cleanaway’s commitment to making a sustainable future possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in our Reconciliation Action Plan.
Contact us to learn how we make a sustainable future possible for communities and businesses across Australia.