Organisations can become involved by starting a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). RAPs provide tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, increasing economic equity and supporting First Nations self-determination.
The RAP framework has been running since 2006, and more than 1,100 organisations now have one. It is designed as a journey, with four stages: reflect, innovate, stretch, and elevate. This allows for continued learning, growth, and progress. An organisation’s RAP is not a document that is written and then filed away – it is a living, continuing project.
Because AIRAH is starting the journey, we have applied to develop a “reflect” RAP. This means scoping and developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, deciding on our vision for reconciliation, and exploring our sphere of influence.
AIRAH is developing our Reconciliation Action Plan in late 2022. This will be reviewed by Reconciliation Australia before it is finalised. The actions and deliverables in this plan will be due over 2023.