Reconciliation Action Plans
Reconciliation Australia is dedicated to closing the unacceptable 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
One of their key strategies in achieving that ambition is to support and encourage organisations to sign up to their own tailored Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
A Reconciliation Action Plan is a tool to help organisations build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. It gives companies a format for exploring how reconciliation can advance your business/organisational objectives. It's a public contribution towards the national effort to close the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
A RAP formalises contributions by encouraging you to identify clear actions and realistic targets, as well as lessons learnt. While each organisation shapes their own RAP, all plans include a creative blend of relationships, respect and opportunities.
The RAP community includes:
- Large corporations
- Small & medium businesses
- Local, State and Federal government agencies
- Indigenous organisations & enterprises
- Community organisations and not-for-profits
- Schools, universities, TAFEs
- Hospitals and health organisations
- Peak bodies and industry associations
- Faith groups
- Festivals, bands, sporting and creative arts