At Interchange Outer East we choose to recognise and pay respect to Australia’s First Nations people – Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders. We also choose to display three pride flags in order to send a message that at IOE, we strive to build a safe and welcoming environment for all. We do this through education, discussion, planning and policy. We welcome any opportunity to learn from diverse groups about how we can better support them within IOE and into the wider community.
FIRST NATIONS FLAGS
I’ve got a symbol that represents me and who I am, whether I live in Redfern or Adelaide or Perth. I’m proud of it.– Harold Thomas
Torres Straight Islander Flag
To many these flags may seem insignificant or merely a bright window covering, but for members of the LGBTQIA+ community these flags mean much more! You may hardly notice them, but having these flags displayed around organisations like IOE allows queer people to take a breath and let their guard down as they know they are entering a safe space.– Jesse Baker, IOE LGBTQIA+ Development Officer