RAP stands for Reconciliation Action Plan and we are immensely proud of ours. It’s been a long time in the making, and we are so grateful to have had the guidance of community leaders, Norma Burrows from Liverpool Council, and Delphine Leslie from South West Sydney Local Health District. Both Norma and Delphine have worked with us over the past couple of years to guide the process. All Bonnie’s staff were included in the thinking and planning. As you will see if you look through our plan, it definitely reflects a promise from all of us.
Our RAP marks the formalisation of our commitment to keep working on strengthening relationships, opportunities and respect for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It is a business plan of large and small activities that we commit to achieving over the next two years.
We will be formally accountable to our RAP Working Group, including our external RAP Advisors, and to Reconciliation Australia for fulfilling our commitments. By publishing the RAP on our website, as a living timeline, we also hope to be accountable to YOU.
We understand that the journey to reconciliation with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters is a journey that is premised on the generous tolerance and patience of these communities, as well as on our willingness to work hard and determinedly in the demonstration of our commitment to social justice for our First Nation’s People.
Please come on the journey with us by keeping up to date with our RAP implementation process – the path to Reconciliation is the way for all of us.