Aboriginal cultural safety in the workplace

Thinking about Aboriginal culture, history and protocols as they affect the workplace needs to occur across all NSW businesses.

But, this is especially important if your business employs Aboriginal people, provides services to Aboriginal people, or engages with Aboriginal communities.

Protocols are the standards of behaviour that people use to show respect to each other. Every culture has different ways of communicating. It helps to understand how people might express, see or value things differently. This builds respect regardless of background or culture.

Aboriginal people can be easily isolated in non-Aboriginal organisations. In Aboriginal-run organisations, Aboriginal people may find themselves working with people from different Country and with different protocols.

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