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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting people in most need, Australian Red Cross is increasing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We aim to support families and communities as they determine and lead their own solutions to achieve positive change. This means we are guided by, and answerable to, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations we work with.

Red Cross does not compete with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and their services, or seek to replace them.

Our ways of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is focused on:

Together as partners »
Building long-term and respectful partnerships by working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations to determine and lead their own solutions.

Culturally accessible »
Working with the most vulnerable people is the responsibility of the whole organisation and as such we aim to ensure that every part of Red Cross is culturally accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment »
Employing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who understand their communities, and help us work best together.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Australian Red Cross has launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

We join a community of more than 300 organisations that have RAPs, including large businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and other not-for-profit organisations.

RAPs are auspiced by Reconciliation Australia, the non-government, not-for-profit foundation to promote reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the broader Australian community.

Our RAP draws together much of what we are already doing, and committed to doing, under our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy.

Download the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).



Photos: Taria Warren and Ty'eisha Taylor at the Port Augusta Early Parenting Centre (Australian Red Cross/ Wayne Quilliam). Heading Home caseworker Wilma Kemp catches up regularly with William Solomon to see how he's going in his new unit (Australian Red Cross / Leigh Harris). Elder Clara Johnson from Colebrook Aboriginal community near Port Augusta, South Australia (Australian Red Cross / Wayne Quilliam).

Joint Food Security for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples Policy
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