Patricia Kelly launched IP Australia’s new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) last week. The plan demonstrates practical ways we can offer opportunities and respect for Australia’s first peoples. The launch coincided with National Reconciliation Week which is held each year from 27 May to 3 June, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo High Court decision.
The ceremony started with Aunty Matilda House offering a heart-warming welcome to country. Alison Page, spokesperson for IP Australia’s Dream Shield public education programme, also shared what reconciliation means to her.
Photo: Patricia Kelly handing a copy of our RAP to Alison Page
Some of the key features of IP Australia’s RAP include:
- The Jarwun Indigenous Secondment Program
- Dream Shield
- Indigenous Knowledge Consultation
- Indigenous Recruitment
Relevant protocols, cultural awareness training, and greater participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will build a more culturally aware organisation for the benefit of all our stakeholders.