Reconciliation Action Plan
The Social Research Centre has developed the second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in partnership with Reconciliation Australia.
We are dedicated to having a diverse and inclusive workplace, free from discrimination. Implementing an Innovate RAP is a key to achieving this. We engage with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in undertaking our research. Educating our staff on cultural sensitivities is critical to undertaking this research in a culturally sensitive way. We also believe it is important to educate our staff about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, mistreatment by European settlers and dispel some of the myths that have developed since European settlement in Australia. We hope this helps to pave the way for a more equitable society where all Australians are treated equally, and true reconciliation is achieved between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
Our vision is for a reconciled Australia, where the truth about past wrongs of dispossession, violence and discrimination and the effects of such on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is acknowledged and addressed by giving them a voice in sharing their cultural history and knowledge. Addressing this truth leads to unity, equality and a shared understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians.