By author: Tracey Mesken27/05/2020

​“This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme says, we are ‘In this together’. That theme is resonating now in ways we could not have foreseen when it was developed last year, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, we are all in this together,” Karen Mundine CEO, Reconciliation Australia​What is the theme for 2020?Reconciliation Australia announced the theme for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 is In This Together. It encourages all Australians to reflect on the part they play – whether big or small – on our journey towards reconciliation. Reconciliation Australia’s chief executive, Karen Mundine, added that this year’s theme takes on a new meaning in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing measures. “As this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme says, we are ‘In this together’. That theme is resonating now in ways we could not have foreseen when it was developed last year, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, we are all in this together,” Mundine said.“This year’s NRW 2020 will be entirely online, a way of life we have all become very familiar with in the past couple of months. “We are launching on Wednesday 27 May by asking everyone to take to social media to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Country so we can all be in this together, even when we’re apart physically.”WorkPac’s contributionWorkPac prides itself on its commitment to Reconciliation. We strive to engage with community wherever possible to assist with their needs and wants and to increase employment and training opportunities for our First Nations peoples. Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2020 clarifies our commitments and our team works daily to achieve these outcomes. With the support of our JobTrail division, the WorkPac Group has 7% Indigenous employment across its workforce and many valued partnerships with Aboriginal groups and organisations.Reconciliation Australia has suggested 20 ways to be #InThisTogether in 2020. As a company, we are spread across regional and rural Australia with a lot of our staff still working from home during COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, our staff will work through these 20 suggestions to make sure they are all personally involved. Connect online for the at Tune Reconciliation Bridge Walks of 2000: Paving the path for reconciliationFacebook Live 12pm Thursday 28 MayIn 9pm Friday 29 MayCapture Host an online screening of a Read your virtual copy of on our websiteHost a virtual book club or reading room with our reconciliation reading listDownload the to display in your virtual meetingsDownload the poster Groove out or chill with our reconciliation channel on during Reconciliation Week.Learn more about , for NRW 2020Read the and share with your friendsLearn about the history of the held across Australia 20 years agoShare your photos and memories of the on social with the hashtags: #InThisTogether2020 and #NRW2020Watch the documentary via Vimeo and check out their free screenings for schoolsFollow Reconciliation Australia on social, and Cook a dish using native ingredients from your local area and share a photoSupport Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and enterprisesGet creative and hold your own virtual NRW 2020 event with family and friendsStay safe and healthy, and be involved with your local community – because we are #InThisTogether2020.*(all times AEST)History of National Reconciliation WeekNational Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. NRW is preceded by National Sorry Day on 26 May.This year also marks twenty years since the monumental display of support for reconciliation, when around 250,000 Australians walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The People’s Walk for Reconciliation, (as the bridge walk was titled) had a profound impact on those who participated, and a roll-on effect around the country. By the end of the year 2000, the walks for reconciliation held right across the country became the largest display of public support for a single cause in Australian history.For further information on NRW, please go to 


By author: Tracey Mesken05/08/2019

​WorkPac and JobTrail have proudly continued our relationship with MADALAH by returning as sponsors of the annual MADALAH Ball, held in Perth over the weekend.Focused on supporting Indigenous youth through education, the organisation offers secondary, transition and tertiary education scholarships at leading schools and universities for students from remote and regional communities in Western Australia.Established in 2016, the MADALAH Ball is an annual event that helps the organisation raise funds to grow their services. Since being founded the event has been able to fund 49 additional scholarships for students in WA, which will be used to give kids the best start possible through invaluable education opportunities.WorkPac’s relationship with the organisation began last year, and since then our Indigenous employment division JobTrail have been fortunate enough to work closely with them. National Manager for JobTrail, Julian Genn, is proud that the team has been able to forge partnerships like this that are making a difference.“Having this relationship gives us the opportunity to engage with the students, which means we can directly see the impact of our funding”.“Both JobTrail and WorkPac feel that supporting education is vital, particularly as it offers opportunities to upskill youth to help them find employment locally, which keeps regional and rural Australia thriving”“JobTrail in WA is working on some other exciting joint ventures with MADALAH in Broome, and we look forward to continuing our relationship and returning as sponsors for the ball in 2020”.If you want to learn more about MADALAH and the great work that they’re doing in WA, you can visit their website here