NFF Congress recap: Leading for Inclusion

The NFF’s National Congress was held in Canberra late last month. In coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the footage from key sessions with AustralianFarmers readers…

This week, we’re sharing the footage from the “Leading for Inclusion” panel session. In this session, some of Australia’s most respected leaders were asked to share their insights on how championing a diverse and inclusive workplace can deliver tangible benefits to any organisation.

The Guardian’s Katherine Murphy moderated discussions between Kirsty Richards from Sun Pork Solutions, Dr Skye Saunders from Australian National University and Troy Setter from Consolidated Pastoral Company.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full session video.

The Leading for Inclusion panel.

This panel session was one of the most powerful an emotive sessions of the event, thanks to passionate contributions from the panel.

“Our autistic employees genuinely bring something valuable to our workplace. It’s critical that employers don’t shy away from employing people who are ‘different’ just because it’s easier,” Kirsty Richard from Sun Pork Solutions said.

Kirsty Richards from SunPork Solutions.

Dr Skye Sanders divulged some results from her research and stated that 93% of women in agriculture encounter sexual harassment during the course of their working life.

“Somewhere between Parliament and our shearing sheds, the rules of the workplace are getting lost,” she said.

Dr Skye Saunders from ANU.

Troy Setter spoke about ‘attention to detail’ as one of the many strengths of the female workforce at Consolidated Pastoral.

Troy Setter from Consolidated Pastoral.

See the link below for the full video podcast of the Leading for Inclusion panel session on day 1 of the NFF 2018 National Congress.

Watch this space for more footage from the NFF 2018 National Congress in coming weeks.

Andrea Martinello

Andrea Martinello

Andrea is the Community & Engagement Officer at the National Farmers' Federation.

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