My Australia: The woman tackling workplace ignorance about Indigenous Australians

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Djiribul woman Shelley Reys has spent her career trying to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Today she counts Microsoft, Qantas and Telstra as clients.

  • Matt Connellan
  • SBS

My Australia is a special series exploring cultural heritage and identity, and asking what it means to be Australian in 2019.

When Shelley Reys was a little girl, she watched her father win ‘the race that stops a nation’.

Frank Reys became the only Aboriginal jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 1973, aged 45.

One of fourteen children, he was born to a Filipino father and a mother of Aboriginal descent – something he…

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