We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a new Reconciliation Plan for the period 2020 – 2022.
The new RAP sets out our organisational commitment to reconciliation and contains a number of concrete actions for us to work towards over the next two years.
PIAC’s first RAP was launched in July 2017 following consultation with key Aboriginal stakeholders and with full support from PIAC’s Board and staff. Our first RAP brought many successes, including strengthening our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisations, increasing staff knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and current issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through regular RAP events and activities, and the creation of new identified positions.
Our new RAP builds on these successes and introduces new initiatives that deepen our commitment to reconciliation across the organisation.
New actions in this plan include:
- Formalising our commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart;
- developing principles of engagement to guide our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners;
- a commitment that all staff will participate in at least one cultural awareness training event each year;
- holding events every quarter that increase our understanding of and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories; and
- embedding engagement with the RAP across PIAC, including in position descriptions and as a topic to be discussed in performance reviews.
PIAC CEO, Jonathon Hunyor, said that achieving justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a key priority for the organisation.
‘For many years, PIAC’s staff and board have worked to provide access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to highlight systemic issues that particularly affect First Nations communities.
‘Our new RAP reaffirms our organizational commitment to achieving reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islaner People and sets out practical steps that we will over the next two years.
‘I am looking forward to working with staff to implement our RAP initiatives,’ said Jonathon Hunyor.
Read PIAC’s RAP.
Artwork: Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) – Ngalyipi