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Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) - Draft

We propose to contact Reconciliation Australia about preparing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which will include the following.

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands across New South Wales. We particularly acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, traditional owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We acknowledge that in our area other peoples have come together and we would hope that we could all live together respectfully and harmoniously.

Commitment to reconciliation

We acknowledge that there is an unacceptable gap in life expectancy between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia and other Australians. We believe that closing the gap is of critical importance both for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and for the well being of our nation.

We also acknowledge that reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is both necessary for closing the gap and for the well-being of Australia as a nation.

We are committed to building respect and relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. We are also committed to improving the opportunities available to Indigenous peoples.

We intend our commitment to reconciliation to be an ongoing one, which will expand with consultation, our experience and our understanding.

What we propose to do

We will endeavour to:-

Contacts

See Reconciliation Australia for an explanation of Reconciliation Action Plans.

The Law Society of New South Wales RAP and commentary.