As the South Eastern NSW PHN, we are proud of the work we have been doing to acknowledge cultural diversity and respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our region.
We have developed a ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The RAP aims to develop tangible goals that we can implement over time. Our internal RAP Working Group has proudly led this work in consultation with our Board, Cultural Advisor and key stakeholders, and we were delighted to launch it last month in Kiama.
The South Eastern NSW region is place of many diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Given our significant cultural footprint, it is very important that COORDINARE works closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure we are culturally sensitive, respectful and meaningful in all that we do.
Moving forward, the RAP will provide our staff with a set of priorities and guidelines to help us engage more meaningfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, histories and cultures.
You can read the RAP here.