Reconciliation Australia CEO
Reconciliation Australia welcomes Touch Football Australia to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program with the formal endorsement of its inaugural Reflect RAP.
Touch Football Australia joins a network of more than 1,100 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation through the RAP program.
Since 2006, RAPs have provided a framework for organisations to leverage their structures and diverse spheres of influence to support the national reconciliation
movement. The program’s potential for impact is greater than ever, with over 2.3 million people now working or studying in an organisation with a RAP.
The four RAP types – Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate – allow RAP partners to continuously develop and strengthen reconciliation commitments in new ways. This Reflect RAP will lay the foundations, priming the workplace for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives.
The RAP program’s strength is its framework of relationships, respect, and opportunities, allowing an organisation to strategically set its reconciliation commitments in line with its own business objectives, for the most effective outcomes. These outcomes contribute towards the five dimensions of reconciliation: race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity; unity; and historical acceptance. It is critical to not only uphold all five dimensions of reconciliation, but also increase awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge, and leadership across all sectors of Australian society.
"This Reflect RAP enables Touch Football Australia to deepen its understanding of its sphere of influence and the unique contribution it can make to lead progress
across the five dimensions. Getting these first steps right will ensure the sustainability of future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives, and provide
meaningful impact toward Australia’s reconciliation journey."
Congratulations Touch Football Australia, welcome to the RAP program, and I look forward to following your reconciliation
journey in the years to come.
Chief Executive Officer