Out in the community for NAIDOC Week
In July 2018 the Commission participated in NAIDOC Week events including stalls at the Mirrabooka NAIDOC Event at the Herb Graham Recreational Centre and the NAIDOC Family Day at Ashfield Reserve.
Acting Commissioner Byrne said it was another successful NAIDOC Week at the Commission.
Commission enquiry staff were rostered on both stalls to speak to stall visitors about unlawful discrimination and to network with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community about ways to address unlawful discrimination, particularly on the grounds of race and racial harassment.
“Every year we hold information stalls at community NAIDOC events to connect with the WA community, and it is a wonderful way to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture” he said.
2019 Aboriginal Calendar
The 2019 Aboriginal Calendar artwork competition was run through Banksia Hill Detention Centre in 2018.
Community Education Officer Steve Goodall provided a training session to a group of students from the boys and girls sections at the centre prior to Communications Officer Sarah Johnston launching the competition.
The winning artist received a voucher for art supplies which was presented to him by Acting Commissioner Byrne.