10 Jul 2018: This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, Because of Her, We Can! celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – as significant role models at all levels of our community.

NAIDOC Week started with a flag raising ceremony in Federation Square with a Welcome to Country address and speeches by Victoria’s NAIDOC Award winners.

IAA Relationship Manager Richard Hurst was among the 600 people who attended the Victorian NAIDOC Ball at Crown Casino on 9 July. “It was a fantastic event that was marked by fine fashion and entertainment, but also celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture and the achievements of individuals in the arts, sport and business” said Richard.