The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is about organisations from every sector turning good intentions into real actions and rising to the challenge of reconciling Australia. A RAP is a business plan that uses a holistic approach to create meaningful relationships, enhanced respect and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The RAP program includes four types of RAPs, each offering a different level of engagement and support. In developing a Reflect RAP, our organisation commits to completing a number of actions over the next 12 months to ensure we are well positioned to implement effective and mutually beneficial initiatives as part of future Reconciliation Action Plans.
This Reflect RAP will allow our organisation to focus on building relationships both internally and externally, and raise awareness with our stakeholders to ensure there is shared understanding and ownership of our RAP within our organisation.
Development of our future RAPs will involve consultation with staff across our organisation including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and/or stakeholders to achieve our vision for reconciliation.
About the Artwork: this painting is about my daughters struggle with meningococcal at two months old. The work tells of poison blood and the affects it has had physically and mentally. But this painting is beautiful, strong and bold just like her.
About the Artist: Jacquelyn Davison, Aboriginal artist from Ngarigo- Monero (Snowy Mountain/ East Gippsland, Vic), Gunai/Kurnai Vic and Dharawal NSW countries.