INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT

 

Maali Group is committed to working with Aboriginal communities, governments and our clients, to deliver real and lasting transformational change for Aboriginal people. We seek to support our clients in recognising traditional land custodians, through formal acknowledgments and effective engagement.

Maali Group and the Genus Plus Group of companies have come together to increase aboriginal business participation, with a strategy, to bring real outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Furthermore, this collaboration enables Maali Group, to offer opportunities, to local indigenous businesses within our supply chain, as we recognise, that supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses delivers real benefits back into their communities. This work provides economic inclusion, creation, and development of capability.

The objectives outlined in our Aboriginal Engagement Strategy are supported by dedicated, clear and practical policies, to ensure we can increase our engagement with Aboriginal people and communities. Our approach to Aboriginal participation is aligned to our company values, ensuring support for this strategy, from every level of the business. Maali Group stands by the belief that real engagement can only occur within a framework of selfdetermination and economic partnerships, where Indigenous Australians can share in the wealth, being produced on their Traditional land.

Maali Group’s Aboriginal Engagement Strategy is not a quick solution to the imbalance, between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia. We view it as a long term, sustainable approach, that will transform all facets of our business. This is the beginning of a new era in Aboriginal Engagement and Development for Maali Group, our employees and industry alike.

OUR MENTOR PROGRAM

 

Mitch Matera, Founder and Director, heads up the mentoring program for Maali Group.

A proud Noongar from Gnaala Karla Booja and Ballardong country, Mitch likes to share his experience, increasing aboriginal business participation, with a strategy to bring about real employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Furthermore, Mitch believes this partnership can provide a pathway to success, by providing a range of potential up-skilling training and career progression, to improve the retention and mobility of Aboriginal employees. “This opportunity also provides opportunities to Indigenous businesses, within our supply chain”- Mitchell comments, “As we recognise that supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses deliver real benefits back into their communities. This work provides economic inclusion, creation, and development of capability”.

Mitch understands that the key to retaining employees, and optimising safety and productivity, is with appropriate mentoring and training. The commitment of Maali Group to Indigenous employees will be no different to the commitment given to non-Indigenous employees.

However our mentoring program is designed to support the unique challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and provide ongoing professional development, encouragement and support. Combined with the apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships program, implemented by all businesses, Mitch’s mentoring creates a complete program to develop Maali’s diverse, skilled and qualified workforce.

CONTACT US

Call us on (08) 6270 3083 to discuss your next project.

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