Our vision for reconciliation is: for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to understand their financial rights and be able to enforce them. We aim to be a trusted adviser and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in financial stress, within our areas of expertise.
With this in mind, Financial Rights is proud to announce that on 11 October, 2018 we formally launched our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which is valid until October, 2019.
The purpose of a RAP is to provide an organisation with a structured approach to advancing reconciliation. RAPs recognize that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face significant structural disadvantage and discrimination in Australian society, and set out blueprints for organisations to commit to advancing reconciliation. Our RAP is our commitment we will take practical actions to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We have developed this RAP in order to:
1- Ensure our service effectively engages with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples in planning and decision-making processes;
2- Ensure the services we offer to to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples are provided in the most effective ways, based on clear understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander needs and cultural practices;
3- Enhance access to, and outcomes from, our service for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples, and;
4- Show our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples – supporting the goals and values of reconciliation.
The Financial Rights Legal Centre’s RAP is available to view and/or download here: 180110_RAP_FINAL upload version