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times LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION At Morris our philosophy is that all incidents are preventable. We can give you all the tools, support and advice you need but in the end it’s the workgroup and the individual that makes a safe day. Morris strongly encourages all team members to be the key component in our safety systems and we believe that every employee should promote their own initiatives and ideas on how we can continue to keep working safely, not only at work, but at home as well. As the Christmas and New Year holiday period is fast approaching and safety is, as always, a priority, the HSE team is announcing a competition. The National Safety Video Competition is aimed directly at you. It’s your chance to promote your own safety ideas and initiatives and have these ideas shown nationally. To recognise everyone’s efforts we will be providing fantastic prizes, an Acer 16GB WI-FI tablet to 10 people from the two teams that develop the best safety videos. I encourage every site, Brisbane and Perth offices to get a team of 5 people together to develop your own, unique video. Rodney Molla CEO More about how to enter the competition over the page.

Employee of the Month Award

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If you notice a workmate who is clearly demonstrating an outstanding commitment to Morris Core Values and going over and above the call of duty, why not nominate them for Employee of the Month? Ask your manager for a nomination form or visit


Safety is at the forefront of our minds every day at work, but as the ‘silly’ season approaches, we need to make sure that it stays that way, not only in the workplace but at home. This competition is an opportunity for teams from each site and both the Brisbane and Perth offices to develop their own unique video safety message. There are some great prizes on offer for the winning teams. You can get involved in three easy steps!

1.Make a 30 second safety video with 5 workmates Each team of five (5) people is to develop a short (30 second) video, displaying a site or office safety message. The message in your video should clearly describe the following: “DON’T STOP THINKING SAFETY OVER THE HOLIDAYS - AT HOME AND AT WORK!”

2.Submit your video • • •

Email your video to Chris Lee ( au.) If the file is too big to email, create a drop box account (www. and forward Chris the link to your video from your dropbox account. Include in the email the names of everyone involved with its production as each group member receives a tablet.

3. Two ways to win Facebook Votes Submissions with appropriate content and compliance with policy and procedure will be posted to the Morris Facebook page on the 24 December 2013. The video with the most likes at 8:30am (AEST) 9 Jan 2013 will be announced as the winner. HSEQ Team Votes Secondly, the HSEQ team will assess all videos. The team video that showcases the most valuable safety message that best aligns with Morris core values will be selected as a winner.

RULES • Each team can have a maximum of 5 people • There can be multiple teams from each site • Must be a safety theme to the video • Make sure you look the part. This means sleeves rolled down, wear gloves, hats and all other appropriate PPE • Keep it professional, no inappropriate content. TIPS • • • • • •

Keep the message simple Avoid talking as much as possible and if there is a need for speaking, ensure the speaker is loud and clear Include a catch phrase or tagline Include a touch of humor Use a smartphone/iPad/basic video camera to film the video Use dropbox or the like to email the large video files

KEY DATES • 24 DEC 2013 Submissions Close • 24 DEC 2013 Videos posted to the Morris Facebook page • 9 JAN 2013 (8:30AM AEST) Facebook votes recorded • 10 JAN 2013 Winners announced PRIZE TEN (10) of the latest 2013 Acer A1-810 Iconia 8” 16GB WIFI tablets are up for grabs. Winners will be announced on the 10/01/2014 and prizes sent out to all team members shortly afterwards. There will be two winning teams with every group member receiving a tablet. CONTACT If you have any questions or enquiries regarding the competition, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Lee (HSEQ Advisor ESB) on or (07) 3041 4357

Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Mikael Box, Chef (Yandi Village, WA) Check out these pictures of the wonderful pastries made by our pastry chef Mikael (Picutred right) at Yandi Village for Melbourne Cup. The residents at Yandi Village were very impressed!

HSE Award

If you notice a colleague who is clearly demonstrating an outstanding commitment to HSE. Nominate them for the monthly HSE Award. Ask your manager for a nomination form or visit


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DAVE VALLEY - Chasing his dream

Dave has been working with Morris since February 2011 when the QGC project commenced. In February, Dave was posted to Kenya Village to work in the role of Catering Assistant. Dave’s has some kitchen experience and he had just finished his Bachelor of Hospitality. It was soon pretty clear that Dave was going to become a very strong team member and has since became a very valuable member of the team. During the last two and a half years Dave has worked with a number of chefs, gaining knowledge and trade secrets from them and continued to take on more responsibilitie in this area. On the 30th of October Dave commenced a Cert IV in Commercial Cookery. Asked, what would this do for your career? He responded with “I hope to be able to work as a chef when I complete my course. After a couple of years’ experience move into a Chef/Manager’s role and one day, hoping I can run my own camp”. Kenya and all of the Morris team wish Dave the best in his endeavours to become a chef.

Morris Track to Triumph Programmes

Work Ready Skills Programme WSB The seventh group of the Pre Employment Training (WSB) commenced on 12th August with 11 new Morris employees participating in Life Skills training and then proceeding on to skills based training in kitchen operations and completion of a Certificate II in Cleaning Operations. The 5 days residential component of the training was completed at Fair Bridge facilities which allowed various life skills and team building activities to be incorporated into the program. This group completed on the 30th August and have been offered

contracts and have been mobilised to the Chichester Hub in September. For some participants it was their first time away from community and a unique opportunity to build skills before being mobilised to sites. Employees will continue to be supported by a mentoring program that has been established at each site in conjunction with the National Indigenous Coordinator, Phillip Martin. The eighth group commenced the Pre Employment Training (WSB) on 2 September with 11 new Morris employees continuing on to the Work Ready Skills Program on 9 September with a residential component being completed at Fair Bridge and the remainder of the program occurring at the Aboriginal Hostels in Perth.

Starting with the Pre Employment Program on the 16th September was the ninth group and they continued on to the Work Ready Skills Program on 23 September with the residential component once again at Fair Bridge facilities. A total of 19 participants were offered Contracts of employment with the majority being placed at the Hamilton Motel and the Rail Camps.



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In our administration team we had two beauticians who agreed to donate their services for the evening by giving manicures to all the Morris girls on site from both Dally and Castle camps. The HLC’s converted our Airport check-in lounge into a pink palace. The kitchen team provided pink treats and drinks and we had chick flicks running on the big screen as the girls indulged and were pampered. The girls had a great time, it was a good opportunity for pure girl time. During the evening the girls visited Castle wet mess with the donations bucket and the boys at the bar contributed generously. There was great feedback from the girls in the following days, they were chuffed with their efforts to raise $1200. The Morris boys are now asking for a ‘Boys Night In’.


On Wednesday 6 November the Buffel Team hosted a ‘Ladies Night In’ to fundraise for Breast Cancer. The ‘Ladies Night In’ included a viewing of a movie, a range of pink desserts and a glass of pink moscato.


At Christmas Creek and Karntama Villages we held a ‘Girls Night In’ event on 26 October. Despite the change to daily routines for a lot of staff due to the fire near Cloudbreak, many people attended the events. We had a movie night in the theatre at each camp. Thanks to the kitchen staff for providing some yummy pink snacks and cakes and the bar got hold of some pink champers to make it that little bit more fun.


The team at Golden Grove organised a bunch of raffles and a pink inspired menu to encourage fund raising.


Morris Times Nov 2013