Telstra recognising indigenous land owners in all retail stores
Published on Sun, 08/07/2012, 09:06:51
Telstra has announced that it will publicly recognise the traditional owners of the land in all its retail stores across the country.
The Telco claims that it is one of the first corporate companies in Australia to formally recognise the country’s traditional owners, and will install signs of acknowledgement across every retail stall in Australia, starting with the newly opened Edward Street store in Brisbane.
“Telstra’s wide-reaching national presence means we are well placed to provide opportunities for Indigenous Australians and we firmly believe that by promoting diversity and inclusion, we enhance the communities we live and work in,” said Telstra’s chief customer officer, Gordon Ballantyne in a statement.
“Through Telstra’s Reconciliation Action Plan, we’re focused on providing access to communications, employment opportunities, and support for education, the arts, and culture to help secure a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.”
Each sign will be placed on the store’s door, alongside artwork created by Riki Salam, creative director of Indigenous design agency, Gilimbaa.