Voice Against Violence

BY: Tracey Mesken06/06/2018

​WorkPac has proudly partnered with the NRL Voice Against Violence initiative to assist the community to ‘stand up’, ‘speak out’ and ‘take action’ to prevent violence against women and children.A series of face to face education workshops will be delivered by NRL Ambassadors to 16-18 year olds in grassroots clubs across Australia. WorkPac Group, Rio Tinto and Goodline have partnered up with the NRL, along with the North Queensland Cowboys, to deliver these workshops in the Western Cape community from June 8- 12 2018.Resources to get help are available at the end of this article.There are many things in life that are quite simply wrong, things that you can’t make an excuse for or even try to justify – domestic and family violence is one of those things.  Domestic and family violence is a complex and deeply entrenched problem that we have here in Australia with;One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to themOne in four children exposed to domestic violenceOne in five women experience harassment within the workplaceOver 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner ​WHAT IS THE NRL VOICE AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE?​The NRL Voice Against Violence initiative aims to assist the rugby league community to ‘stand up’, ‘speak out’ and ‘take action’ to prevent violence against women and children.STAND UP – To acknowledge that gender-based violence is an issue in Australia and in our local community.SPEAK OUT – To raise awareness and highlight the realities of the current domestic violence situation in Australia.TAKE ACTION – Most of us are not violent but we all have a role to play in the prevention of violence against women and children.​GETTING HELPThe NRL partners with three national domestic violence services who can provide you with the help you need.White Ribbon Australia: White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. Find out more at Watch: Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. Find out more at Stop Foundation: The purpose of the Full Stop Foundation is to support and resource the work of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia. The Full Stop Foundation works to expand trauma counselling services for those who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence, and to change the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence against women and children to occur.  Find out more at ​DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINESAn extensive list of counselling and support can be found on White Ribbon Australia’s Website.  If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need help or support, please click here.WorkPac employees are also encouraged to use our Employee Assistance Program through Gryphon Psychology. Phone: 1800 056 076 or gryphonpsychology.comPlease remember if you, a child or another person is in immediate danger, call 000

NRL legend Scott Prince joins the WorkPac Group to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment program in Queensland

BY: Tracey Mesken03/03/2017

​Scott Prince, new ambassador for Indigenous employment program, Murri’s in the Mines, is encouraging Indigenous WorkPac employees to complete their traineeship and build a career in mining.15 Indigenous participants have started their Certificate III in Surface Extraction at Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek Mine in Central Queensland.WorkPac and its Indigenous division JobTrail is delivering the program with mentoring provided by Traditional Owners and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service.Murri’s in the Mines ensures Indigenous trainee operators have the right support at home and in the workplace to finish their traineeships and grow their careers.Scott will go onsite as the program’s ambassador, meeting with participants and their supervisors to provide support and motivation to the 15 trainees currently completing the program.Scott says he got involved in the program to support and encourage Indigenous trainees to be successful in their pursuits in the mining sector.“I think that like footy, the workplace offers individuals the opportunities to perform and succeed, but it’s not without challenges,” Scott said.“My father Les was a miner in Mount Isa, without his hard work, I wouldn’t have been able to pursue my football career.”“I’m proud to offer support to these guys and girls who are starting out in mining. I’ve seen first-hand with my dad; a mining career really helps provide for your family and gives back to your community and hopefully we’ll see another Maroons halfback come out of a mining town.”Scott’s work as an ambassador for Indigenous community programs demonstrates his strong commitment to increasing Indigenous participation in the education, training and employment space, says JobTrail National Manager, Julian Genn.“Being a proud Aboriginal from the Kalkadoon tribe in the Mount Isa region makes Scott someone our participants can relate to and look up to,” said Julian.“Scott is a well-known ex-NRL player and his profile will bring exposure to the program and help increase employment in the local Indigenous community”.​To learn more about WorkPac’s Indigenous division JobTrail, click hereTo download a copy of our Reconciliation Action Plan, click here