In keeping with MAX’s commitment to reconciliation and respect, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and recognise that this land has always been under their custodianship. We pay our respects to your Elders and your emerging community leaders.
In June 2022 we launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as part of our commemoration of Reconciliation Week.
Central to reconciliation at MAX is our vision of having a strong Indigenous voice from our Indigenous staff that is central to our decision making and where Indigenous people have equitable access to employment and opportunities.
In the lead up to the referendum, we were able to engage our employees on the subject and the experiences of Indigenous people. It lifted the voice for Indigenous people across our organisation and included two special panel discussions with our teams which included, Mr Sean Gordon, Mr Dean Parkin and Mr Mick Gooda.
Whilst disappointment was shared about the referendum result, we are committed to continuing the work we do in reconciliation and strengthening the voice of Indigenous communities in our own work.
The Indigenous Advisory Committee at MAX comprises Indigenous employees from across the business and acts as a strong voice to guide and shape how we support Indigenous people throughout the organisation. With a change to the governance model of the committee, Indigenous employees are now more connected and engage more frequently with each other and on issues for discussion.
We continue to make positive improvements in our recruitment and procurement targets and this remains a steady focus area across the organisation.
Work has already begun on planning activities for 2024 as we approach the first quarter, planning for activity across National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC in the first 6 months.
MAX Employees alongside Uncle Carl Fourmile, with connections to traditional owners from the Yidinydji, Djabuganydji and Gungganydji clans and Minjil, Indigenous cultural group who gave a Welcome to Country at the opening of our office in Cairns.
We have progressed in many areas over the past 12 months including: