Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders at Department of Defence
Defence recognises that we live, work and train on the traditional lands of First Nations peoples.
For over a century, our First Nations peoples continue to provide a vital and unique contribution to Defence capability. This includes in the defence of Australia and its national interests during times of peace and war.
Defence is strongly committed to:
- the National Agreement on Closing the Gap
- reconciliation through its Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.
- improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander socio-economic outcomes
- progressing reconciliation through targeted employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Access cultural leave, mentoring and a network across Australia, and be supported along the way by the dedicated First Nations team at Defence.