Gladstone Port Corporation acknowledges that we are on the original lands of the First Nations people Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Taribelang Bunda whose land we all share, live, work and play on. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Elders of past, who have made the many sacrifices, contributions and paved the way for us all to be here today. We acknowledge our future and emerging Leaders who will continue the fight for a better and united Australia for our generations of today, tomorrow and in the future.
Cross Industry Operations (CIO) Traineeship program:
Every 18-months GPC recruits five trainees to take part in an Australian-first program, GPC’s Cross Industry Operations (CIO). The program is designed to support the region’s future Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander leaders in their journey from education and training to employment. Through the Cross Industry Operations Traineeship program, trainees are able to advance their skills in Administration, Warehouse Operations, Building Services, Parks and Recreation and Marine Operations.
Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow Bursary Program:
GPC is committed to supporting future leaders and its scholarship and bursary program is designed specifically for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander students. The bursary program is for secondary school students. It acknowledges the achievements of students, not only encourages academic achievement and cultural awareness, but also participation, attitude and attendance. Students are awarded bursaries in recognition of their commitment and to assist with the cost of schooling. The Scholarship is an initiative designed to support the learning journey even further, providing financial assistance of up to $21,000 over a three-year period for tertiary students.
Indigenous Land Use Agreement Funding (ILUA):
GPC’s Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) has been established between Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) and the Port Curtis Coral Coast (PCCC) people and referred to as GPC and First Nations Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang Bunda People Aboriginal Corporation (RNTBC) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA). This voluntary partnership has been established to ensure the responsible and respectful management of the lands and sea on which we do business to deliver sustainable and mutual prosperity. A Fund has been established through the ILUA to support projects and initiatives that develop, educate and enhance the community and our environment. The Fund is administered by the GPC & RNTBC ILUA Committee, which consists of two GPC representatives and two RNTBC representatives.
Reconciliation Action Plan:
GPC's commitment to reconciliation focuses on developing and maintaining respectful, enduring and mutually beneficial relationships between all Australians. We aim to empower Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander peoples by creating a culturally safe and appropriate work environment and community, where each of us as individuals can contribute learn and grow. Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been developed in partnership with the local Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander communities and highlights our ongoing commitment to reconciliation through relationships, respect, opportunities and accountability.