NAIDOC Colouring Comp entry sheet

CS Energy celebrates NAIDOC Week

17 Jul 2018

CS Energy celebrated NAIDOC Week events last week as part of our commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

A children’s colouring-in competition attracted entries from young family members of CS Energy employees and contractors. The colouring-in entry sheet (pictured above) was based on a piece by Gangalu artist James Waterton and featured the Gangalu totems of carpet snake and cabbage tree palm.

At Callide Power Station, members of our Inclusion & Diversity Council organised a bush tucker-themed BBQ for the workforce, with kangaroo, emu and crocodile tail on the menu.

Callide bush tucker BBQ

Above: Callide Power Station members of CS Energy's Inclusion & Diversity Council at the Bush Tucker BBQ.

At Kogan Creek Power Station, CS Energy sponsored the annual Jules Armstrong NAIDOC Week Encouragement Award at Brigalow State School.

The winner of the 2018 Jules Armstrong NAIDOC Week Encouragement Award is Lilly Lazarus of Grade 6, who received a book pack worth $100, in addition to a $100 voucher towards her high school text books next year.

The annual award, which inaugurated last year, is named after the late Jules Armstrong who was a highly respected local indigenous woman and proud member of the Brigalow community.

Phil Matha with Lilly Lazarus

Above: Kogan Creek Power Station GM Phil Matha presented Lilly Lazarus with the Jules Armstrong Award.

CS Energy also sponsored this year’s NAIDOC Golf Day in Brisbane, which is run by a group called Jabaljarri, and fielded two teams, including representatives from across the business.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Because of Her, We Can! It honours the leading role ATSI women have played – and continue to play – as significant role models; and their sacrifice and selfless contributions to communities, families and Australia’s rich history.

Acknowledging traditional owners

The Traditional Owners of the land on which CS Energy operates are:

  • Gangalu People – Callide Power Station, Biloela
  • Barunggam People – Kogan Creek Power Station, Chinchilla
  • Turrbal and Jagera People – Brisbane Office, Fortitude Valley
  • Jinibara People – Wivenhoe Power Station, Wivenhoe Dam.