On June 3rd 1992, six months after Eddie Mabo’s passing, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait. In remembering this landmark case, we’ve taken the opportunity to demonstrate how we’ve been working with indigenous groups around the country to play our part in increasing indigenous involvement in the workforce.

Bluey has been working with Goal Indigenous Services (Goal IS) to boost Aboriginal employment on some of Australia’s largest projects. Goal IS offers ongoing mentoring and support for Indigenous job seekers to help gain employment and continue to offer support to both the Employer and Employee by coordinating pathway plans to further upskill the employee. Since commencement of waterproofing works, Bluey has employed up to six indigenous workers and look forward to a long working partnership with Goal IS on future projects.

At the recent AFL Indigenous round and Reconciliation Week “Dream Time at the G”, Bluey was invited by Dean Rioli the former Essendon great and Goal IS’ Victorian GM to support the round and Aboriginal & Torres Strait involvement in the game. (picture)

Another group Bluey has partnered with is the Nahri Institute in Queensland. This partnership has been formed for the purpose of providing employment and training opportunities for indigenous people. The Nahri Institute aims to incorporate health, education and sport for indigenous youth through talent identification, development and high performance. The institute drives excellence and impact on indigenous health, sport, education and related research.

The Bluey values of teamwork, loyalty, reliability and mateship extend to all Australians. This Mabo Day, Bluey is committing to continue to grow its indigenous workforce in the years to come, supporting the industry in as many ways as possible.

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