National NAIDOC Week is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the important role, history, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It provides an opportunity for Australians to learn about the cultures and contributions of First Nations individuals.
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is ‘For Our Elders’. It is a time to recognise the vital role our Elders have played, and continue to play in our communities and families. Our Elders are cultural knowledge holders, nurturers, leaders, teachers, survivors, and loved ones who guide generations through advocacy, activism and story-telling.
As a business built on fostering meaningful relationships, Taylor is committed to creating a culture that represents equality and equity. Taylor plays a vital role in creating employment, education, and training opportunities and aims to facilitate cultural and community connections through our construction and property activities. We are proud to have a strong legacy in Aboriginal participation, with many of our projects achieving more than double the required contractual government targets.
Taylor acknowledges and values the significant economic, social and cultural contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In 2022, Taylor successfully completed our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Taylor is currently embarking on our Innovate RAP, which will run for two years. By engaging our people and partners in our RAP, we have the opportunity to contribute to a better understanding of reconciliation at both social and economic levels.
Taylor will be celebrating NAIDOC Week on Wednesday 5 July 2023 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility, The First Building. We look forward to sharing further updates on this unique event in the coming days.
Land at Heart Artwork by Jasmin Sarin