The Department of Treasury’s inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia on 13 September 2022.
The plan symbolises the commencement of Treasury’s journey to reconciliation through the implementation of agreed actions intended to build awareness, acknowledgment and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and heritage across the Treasury workforce. The plan will run from September 2022 to September 2023 and includes four core pillars of relationships, respect, opportunities and governance.
The RAP has been influenced by our core work programs and being at the centre of Government decision making and in the provision of expert financial management and economic policy advice. We provide a key policy advisory role across a wide range of issues and programs that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families and their communities and this RAP provides an opportunity for us to build and strengthen our relationships so we can continue to improve policy and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will be supported by our workforce demonstrating our values of being solutions focused, committed, working collaboratively and most importantly, making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The RAP was developed in consultation with the two other central agencies, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and the Public Sector Commission (PSC), feedback from various working groups including representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, and further input and contribution from all business areas across Treasury to ensure the deliverables outlined in the RAP aligned to Treasury’s strategic direction and current and future work programs.
This Reflect RAP is the start of our reconciliation journey and will lay the foundations for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives within Treasury. It will ensure our ongoing commitment to reconciliation is embedded in our core business and staff continue to be engaged in the journey towards reconciliation.
The RAP can also be found on Reconciliation Australia’s website.