Queensland Unions NAIDOC Week awards acknowledges CPSU delegate Courtney Foreshaw and First Nations members’ initiative.

CPSU delegate Courtney Forshaw and the CPSU’s ATO Yarning Circle, have been honoured at the Queensland Unions NAIDOC Week 2021 awards.

ATO Townsville delegate Courtney Forshaw, who recently transferred to Melbourne, has been awarded Highly Commended in the Dr Robert (Uncle Bob) Anderson Award.

Courtney was honoured for her work as an active delegate and Health and Safety Representative, driving improvements in working conditions for First Nations workers at the ATO. This award acknowledges her tireless work to improve workplace and educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the ATO.

The CPSU’s ATO Yarning Circle has also been Highly Commended in the QCU NAIDOC Union Award for 2021. The Yarning Circle is a workplace forum established in 2018 and lead by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander CPSU members in the ATO.

As well as celebrating the history, culture and achievement of First Nations people, the Yarning Circle has worked to secure significant improvements to the ATO’s entry level program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers, including accredited training for program participants and cultural training for managers.

Sally Gunner and Uncle Bob (Dr Robert Anderson) pictured alongside CPSU awards.