Commitment to Reconciliation

The Branch remains strongly committed to its reconciliation journey, and is pleased to report that we have received formal endorsement from Reconciliation Australia of our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Under the governance of Reconciliation Australia, RAPs are designed to enable organisations to sustainably and strategically take meaningful action to advance reconciliation.

Based around the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, RAPs provide tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, increasing economic equity and supporting First Nations self-determination.

There are four types of RAP: Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate. These allow organisations to continuously develop their reconciliation commitments. Each RAP type has mandatory actions and deliverables to be met in order to receive Reconciliation Australia’s endorsement.

The Branch’s RAP is a Reflect RAP. Reflect RAPs are the first RAP for most organisations, and have a 12- to 18-month timeline. They lay out the foundations and prepare a workplace for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives. A Reflect RAP is a public commitment, and is published on Reconciliation Australia’s website.