PRESENTER:      Lara Watson, Indigenous Officer Australian Council of Trade Unions

COST:                  This is a free event for ASU members. Collection of your information is used only for contact purposes.

DATE:                 Monday 30 August

TIME:                   VIC / NSW / TAS / QLD: 7pm-8pm

                             SA / NT: 6.30pm-7.30pm

                             WA: 5pm-6pm


First Nations Workers - The Campaign for Wage Justice

About the presenter:

Lara Watson is a Birri Gubba woman from Central West Queensland & the Indigenous officer with the ACTU.  She has been involved with the Trade Union movement for 16 years, starting as a workplace delegate and moving into community campaigning as a Yr@w co-ordinator.  She ran the anti-privatisation campaign ‘Not4Sale’ in Queensland & she has worked on numerous Indigenous campaigns, including the fight for Muckaty, Queensland Stolen Wages, the NT Intervention & is currently running the ‘Wage Justice’ campaign for Community Development Workers in remote communities through the First Nations Workers Alliance.

Topics covered:

  • A brief look at the punitive Community Development Program & why there is a need for a ‘Wage Justice’ campaign
  • Understanding the barriers and respecting culture
  • What Wage Justice could look like
  • Learn how you can be an ally in the Wage Justice campaign

Respect, Culture & Diversity: First Nations Workers - The Campaign for Wage Justice

  • Monday Aug 30 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM