There is no bank that makes greater virtue signalling efforts in public than Bank Australia. Whatever the current vogue is you can guarantee Bank Australia is falling over itself to get out in front, woke preening all over city billboards.
But let’s take a look at who is running the company. Problematically the top management of the company is 100% non diverse, a cavalcade of stale pale females and garden variety CBD suits.
It’s not just their pasty white faces; every single surname is British or Irish in origin. It’s like the White Australia Policy never ended at Bank Australia, and enquiring minds have to wonder whether systemic racism and bigotry is at the heart of things. Don’t they have a Diversity and Inclusion Plan? Where are the BIPOC? Or just plain old POC? Like, seriously? Are they representative of people who live in Australia today?
No doubt the company employs plenty of coolies at the lower levels of the business, upper middle class Australians love to have their little brown pets to pat on the head but otherwise keep at arms length. But at the pinnacle of power entrenched and pervasive white supremacy gives the appearance of reigning at Bank Woke.
Bank Australia! Consider this a wake up call; you have some listening, learning, and growing to do; you can do better.
To the “directors and our executive team” pictured above: recognise that white privilege and white supremacy keep you in your positions. Consider stepping aside in favour of those less privileged. Remember, diversity is our strength.
We’re watching, and waiting.