‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan
With National Reconciliation Week having just been, we thought it would be a great time to update you on our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The lead body for strengthening the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, Reconciliation Australia, provides a structured approach for organisations to advance reconciliation.
We’ve followed their guidance and have now reached a significant point on our RAP journey with our second stage, Innovate RAP, now approved—and set to run for the next two years.
Innovate RAP will keep us accountable to deliver on various activities and initiatives to better educate our staff and increase engagement with First Nations members.
Some of these activities include:
- Working with CareerTrackers to lift the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees at UniSuper.
- Plan on-site events around NAIDOC Week and National Reconciliation Week to better engage employees in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
- Producing tailored webcasts, seminars and workshops for our First Nations members.
- Expanding use of existing leave categories to support:
- Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to attend culturally significant events
- All UniSuper employees to attend events during NAIDOC and National Reconciliation Weeks.
- Encouraging use of volunteer leave to support First Nations related initiatives.
- Supporting our employer partners in various on-campus events.
We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far in our first stage—delivering cultural awareness training to our employees, conducting deep dive interviews with our First Nations members, co-funding and sponsoring First Nations initiatives involving superannuation, among other things.
We’re excited about our reconciliation plans and will keep you updated on our activities in the future.