At a special event in Darwin, it was announced that Austrak had won the ‘top employer’ award at the Northern Land Council’s 2006 Employer Excellence Awards.

Judges of the awards were looking for projects, companies and individuals who have
made a significant difference to the lives of indigenous Australian people by going above and
beyond the legislated or expected minimum. The ‘top employer’ award was made to
a company or business which, in the opinion of the judges, had made a difference by
showing outstanding initiative and commitment in engagement with indigenous Australian

Austrak was nominated for the work it had done to maximise the training and
employment of indigenous people in its two Northern Territory factories.

"Austrak were mentioned and short-listed for virtually every award on the night," said
David Priddle, Austrak’s general manager.
"My congratulations go out to all who did the hard yards and won this award for the

The award, which is a 1.5m high aboriginal hardwood branch painted carving of a
Brolga, is on display in Austrak’s reception area at the Moorooka office.