ANZSOG is committed to an inclusive approach to its practices and curriculum that prioritises the value and unique contributions of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples. Our ultimate goal is to learn more, advocate and create opportunities for innovative practice regarding Indigenous engagement. We seek to improve understanding and engagement at ANZSOG, improve our impact in this space and ensure lasting organisational change. As a first step towards this goal ANZSOG is embarking on a listening tour, led by our new Dean and CEO, Professor Ken Smith. We are seeking to engage with Indigenous and non-Indigenous current students, alumni and interested parties from public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We want to hear what role you think ANZSOG should play in this space, and what actions we need to take to develop a truly trans-Tasman approach to respectful and positive engagement in Indigenous affairs and public administration. We are exploring the necessary processes for how we think about, incorporate, and privilege Indigenous issues and insights across the entirety of ANZSOG practices, research and teaching by changing perspectives and developing understandings to, hopefully, inform lasting change. The following are the dates of the listening tour
Matui Room, Te Wharewaka O Poneke – 2 Taranaki St, Wellington Register for the Wellington Listening Tour
The Goodman Fielder Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, New Zealand Register for the Auckland Listening Tour
Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia – 25 Francis St, Perth Register for the Perth Listening Tour
The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga Way (Off Sturt Road) Bedford Park Register for the Adelaide Listening Tour
Koorie Heritage Trust Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 – Level 3, The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne Register for the Melbourne Listening Tour
Rydges Hobart – Lewis Room, Cnr Argyle & Lewis St, HobartRegister for the Hobart Listening Tour
Meeting Room, ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre – 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarramundi Reach Register for the Canberra Listening Tour
The Vibe Hotel Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin City Register for the Darwin Listening Tour
Please note: Sessions will start at 5.30pm and end at 8pm including arrival and post meeting networking.
We will also be live streaming discussions through the ANZSOG Facebook page so that people in remote and regional communities can participate.