Our RAP sets out our organisational commitment to reconciliation and contains a number of concrete actions for us to work towards over the 2020-2022 period.
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 2020-2022 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.
Artwork: Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) – Ngalyipi