Australian Association of Graduate Employers Conference report

In November, Indigenous Accountants Australia Relationship Manager Richard Hurst attended the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) annual conference in Melbourne.

Richard was asked by event sponsor, GradAustralia, to put together a panel to discuss the topic ‘Connecting Indigenous students with professional opportunities – Investing in community and your workplace.’

The panel comprised Richard Hurst, Melbourne University Master of Economics Student Kiernan Ironfield, ACU’s Jim-baa-yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit Manager Linc Yow Yeh, and Swinburne University’s Moondani Toombadool Unit Manager Lee-Anne Emzin.

The session began with Kiernan Ironfield playing the Yidaki for an audience of over 100 graduate recruiters. Attendees heard robust discussion about the history of Indigenous oppression and current efforts towards reconciliation and cultural awareness, how to create roles and opportunities for Indigenous Australians, and having a community mindset when doing business.

The session was moderated by Stefan Bramble, a facilitator who combines the science of learning with a love of play, personal exploration and authenticity, and whose unique style has featured at many IAA events.

Watch the panel discussion here:

Read more about the AADE Conference here: