July updates from Talent

NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC Week is celebrated across Australia each July by Australians from all walks of life, to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future.

Transport hosted a NAIDOC themed trivia event which was attended by approximately 200 staff, including many from ELTP. The event had four rounds of trivia covering the topics history, sport, arts and general knowledge.

It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to network with our Transport colleagues. Three of our Aboriginal HSC Scholars who had come to Sydney for two days of orientation with Transport, were also able to attend the event and got to experience what working at Transport is like.

VET Cadets Brittany Madden, Christine Saunders and Danea Roubekas were part of the table that won the trivia, winning an exclusive breakfast with Preston Campbell! Congrats ladies!

At the event, the artwork that will feature on our Reconciliation Action Plan was presented to staff. The artist, Frances Belle Parker, is a proud Yaegl woman from Maclean, NSW and she has made an amazing piece of art for us, Our Songlines are Calling. The Reconciliation Action Plan will be launched on August 9 so stay tuned for more information.

A special mention also to Christine Saunders who did an amazing job as MC at the NAIDOC event for Infrastructure and Place Division - Well done Christine!

VET Cadets from left to right: Tullarah Simpson, Danea Roubekas, Brittany Madden, Reece Thompson, Paula Meneses (Program Manager), Alisha Elliot and Christine Saunders at NAIDOC week


Artwork titled: Our Songlines are Calling , by Frances Belle Parker


Mary’s on Leave!

Mary Kaloustian will be on leave from 22 July to 27 August. If you have any requests that can wait until her return, please do. Otherwise contact TalentPrograms@transport.nsw.gov.au for the ELTP team, or for urgent issues contact Ben Hooper-Matthias. Enjoy your leave Mary!


Reminder to complete PDPs

As Graduate placements are coming to an end, don’t forget to complete your final PDP review with your placement manager. Also, as you commence your next placement, remember to complete your PDPs early. This will help guide the direction of your next placement and set accountability for your development goals. Hot tip: In the first week or two of your new placement, book all your PDP meetings for the duration of your placement with your placement manager so you have them locked in!

NAIDOC Week 2019

NAIDOC Week is celebrated across Australia each July by Australians from all walks of life, to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future.

Transport hosted a NAIDOC themed trivia event which was attended by approximately 200 staff, including many from ELTP. The event had four rounds of trivia covering the topics history, sport, arts and general knowledge.

It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to network with our Transport colleagues. Three of our Aboriginal HSC Scholars who had come to Sydney for two days of orientation with Transport, were also able to attend the event and got to experience what working at Transport is like.

VET Cadets Brittany Madden, Christine Saunders and Danea Roubekas were part of the table that won the trivia, winning an exclusive breakfast with Preston Campbell! Congrats ladies!

At the event, the artwork that will feature on our Reconciliation Action Plan was presented to staff. The artist, Frances Belle Parker, is a proud Yaegl woman from Maclean, NSW and she has made an amazing piece of art for us, Our Songlines are Calling. The Reconciliation Action Plan will be launched on August 9 so stay tuned for more information.

A special mention also to Christine Saunders who did an amazing job as MC at the NAIDOC event for Infrastructure and Place Division - Well done Christine!

VET Cadets from left to right: Tullarah Simpson, Danea Roubekas, Brittany Madden, Reece Thompson, Paula Meneses (Program Manager), Alisha Elliot and Christine Saunders at NAIDOC week


Artwork titled: Our Songlines are Calling , by Frances Belle Parker


Mary’s on Leave!

Mary Kaloustian will be on leave from 22 July to 27 August. If you have any requests that can wait until her return, please do. Otherwise contact TalentPrograms@transport.nsw.gov.au for the ELTP team, or for urgent issues contact Ben Hooper-Matthias. Enjoy your leave Mary!


Reminder to complete PDPs

As Graduate placements are coming to an end, don’t forget to complete your final PDP review with your placement manager. Also, as you commence your next placement, remember to complete your PDPs early. This will help guide the direction of your next placement and set accountability for your development goals. Hot tip: In the first week or two of your new placement, book all your PDP meetings for the duration of your placement with your placement manager so you have them locked in!

Page published: 30 July 2019, 09:00