Packer launches plan for 2000 indigenous jobs at Crown
by 2021 - 18th March 2013
and Community Employment
chairman James Packer has formally launched the casino
company's reconciliation action plan (RAP), aimed
at creating more than 2000 jobs for indigenous people
Packer today joined the Victorian Premier Denis Napthine
to launch the plan designed to provide long-term,
sustainable employment opportunities for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people.
has developed indigenous employment programs at its
two Australian properties Melbourne and Perth.
commitment to offer 2000 job opportunities to Indigenous
Australians remains today as strong as ever,'' Mr
Packer said today.
2009 when Crown created its first Indigenous employment
programs and commenced recruiting and supporting Indigenous
people, we knew we had the potential to be an instrument
of change. And yes, while we have only really begun
our journey, we have learnt a great deal and made
said the key to Crown's employment programs, recognised
as one of the best in corporate Australia, was to
treat every Indigenous worker as an individual
and giving them the mentoring, respect and support
they need to stay in the job and reach their full
it is only a start and yes we are the first to admit
we have a long way to go to meet our goals,'' he said.
Melbourne now employs 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islanders. Another 70 indigenous people are employed
also today launched its reconciliation action plan
(RAP), on the same day as Reconciliation Australia
credited the bank with its first-ever Elevate
status in recognition of the Bank's continued commitment
to its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The bank
is currently utilising its fifith RAP.
status is said to be the gold standard of RAP report
am very proud of our work with Indigenous Australia
and our new Elevate recognition from Reconciliation
Australia. Our latest RAP demonstrates NABs
transparency and commitment to this important work
and our belief that all Australians should have the
opportunity for a better future," chief executive
Cameron Clyne said today.