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NAIDOC Week: First Nations Uniform Launch in Western Australia

Aug 3, 2023
NAIDOC Week: First Nations Uniform Launch in Western Australia

The Programmed Facility Management team in Western Australia commemorated NAIDOC week this year by announcing the launch of our new First Nations uniforms.

The uniforms are being rolled out across the country, featuring the artwork of Western Australian artist Rohin Kickett.

Rohin, who proudly attended the launch in Burswood, is a Noongar artist from the Balardong region in the Wheatbelt. Rohin creates works of art inspired by his family’s stories of strength and survival and his personal experiences growing up in Perth.

Photography by Jesse Pickett, a Noongar Yamaji born in Quairading raised in Geraldton

Head of Programmed Facility Management in Western Australia and Resources John Pirie said having new national uniforms featuring a Western Australian artist was great.

Launching the new uniforms during NAIDOC Week was especially memorable,” John said. “The new designs will no doubt help us continue the conversation of recognising and celebrating First Nation communities.”

John Pirie, Head of Programmed Facility Management and Resources in Western Australia

Aboriginal Elder Nick Abraham performed the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony – an especially poignant moment for Programmed staff.

Various styles of uniforms will be rolled-out and are already appearing in Programmed Facility Management’s work sites across the State, including Wadjemup-Rottnest Island.

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