A commitment to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that demonstrates respect and support for Aboriginal language, heritage and culture is at the centre of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) 2016-17 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The RAP outlines the actions and commitments that the Agency will undertake over the next 18 months as it begins its reconciliation journey. The actions focus on four main areas: Relationships, Respect, Opportunities, and Tracking and Progress.
The RAP was developed in consultation with an employee-supported Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and Reconciliation Australia.
To celebrate this achievement the Agency launched the RAP at the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre on Wathaurong land (Geelong region) with NDIS staff. The Agency commemorated the release of the RAP with a specially designed glass plate created by Wathaurong Glass and Arts, a business that supports the community of Wathaurong.
The launch was attended by NDIA CEO David Bowen, RAP working group member Sean Pearson and Jennifer Cullen, a member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council who is an advocate for disability and Indigenous issues.
To review our plan visit the Reconciliation Action Plan page.