Reconciliation Action Plan

 

Reconciliation Action Plan

 

We are proud to present our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.

A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.

The RAP program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out the minimum elements required from an organisation to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within the organisation and community.

 

 

 

National Reconciliation Week 2019

 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

NRW runs from Monday 27 May to Monday 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey — the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

The theme of this year's National Reconcilation Week focuses on truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds.

Reconciliation Australia has more information, including teaching resources.

As outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan, we are committed to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Since we launched our Reconciliation Action Plan in February, we have completed many of the actions set out in the plan.

Our staff are attending Cultural Awareness training sessions with excellent feedback and learning opportunities.

During National Reconciliation Week, we’ll be attending events to further our knowledge and progress reconciliation with the Traditional Owners in our service region.