Reconciliation Australia is delighted to welcome Flinders University to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program by formally endorsing its inaugural Innovate RAP.
As a member of the RAP community, Flinders University joins over 1,000 dedicated corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program since its inception in 2006. RAP organisations across Australia are turning good intentions into positive actions, helping to build higher trust, lower prejudice, and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Reconciliation is no one single issue or agenda. Based on international research and benchmarking, Reconciliation Australia defines and measures reconciliation through five critical dimensions: race relations; equality and equity, institutional integrity; unity; and historical acceptance. All sections of the community—governments, civil society, the private sector, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities—have a role to play to progress these dimensions.
The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to advance reconciliation within their spheres of influence. This Innovate RAP provides Flinders University with the key steps to establish its own unique approach to reconciliation. Through implementing an Innovate RAP, Flinders University will develop its approach to driving reconciliation through its business activities, services and programs, and develop mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.