Our Reconciliation Action Plan
Acknowledgement of country
Safe Work Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands in which we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Safe Work Australia’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020-2021 outlines the steps we will take to prepare our agency for reconciliation initiatives, laying the foundation for successive RAPs.
We will scope and develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, decide on our vision for reconciliation and explore our sphere of influence, before committing to specific actions or initiatives. This process will help develop future RAPs that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia on 3 November 2020.
Our approach to reconciliation
We understand that reconciliation must be guided by the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and will ensure we consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout our reconciliation journey.
We are committed to undertaking a holistic approach to reconciliation across the five dimensions: race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, historical acceptance and unity. We recognise that:
- reconciliation is everyone’s business and everyday business
- an effective RAP is tied to the Agency’s vision and values
- engagement and collaboration with other APS agencies are critical to the success of our reconciliation efforts, and
- lived experiences and insights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including stakeholders are invaluable to improving the work we do.
We understand that the unique skills, experience and insights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are invaluable to the work we do.
We are committed to honouring the unique cultural and spiritual relationships that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.