The Department officially launched its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Wednesday 19 October 2022. As a central government agency, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet is actively engaged in improving outcomes and relationships with First Nations peoples across Western Australia. Through this RAP, we now embark on a Department-wide journey to advance reconciliation and build better relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Our inaugural celebrations today included a Welcome to Country by Robyn Collard, an address from Reconciliation WA and the Aboriginal Advisory Council of WA, and an address from the Hon Tony Buti, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. It also included an interactive cultural experience where some of our staff had the opportunity to join in.
Our RAP was developed in consultation with two other central government agencies – the Department of Treasury, and the Public Sector Commission (PSC). Input from various working groups and stakeholders ensured that our RAP deliverables aligned with the Department’s current and future work programs.
Through our RAP, we will:
- Increase the cultural knowledge and capability of our staff;
- Actively consider the impact of our work on First Nations peoples;
- Improve collaboration between our agency and First Nations peoples; and
- Respectfully and visibly acknowledge First Nations peoples as Traditional Owners. DPC’s RAP can also be found on Reconciliation Australia’s website.
To learn more about our RAP, see the Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan – Department of the Premier and Cabinet.