27 September 2023

DPC readies for Reconciliation Action

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The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has unveiled its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan for 2023-2026 saying it reinforces the Department’s commitment to working towards lasting and genuine reconciliation.

The DPC said the Plan was an important step in its reconciliation journey and vision for its relationship between First Nations peoples and the wider community to be built on trust, respect, healing and unity.

“Our vision for reconciliation over the next three years have been guided by our values set out in the strategic direction, of Curious, Courageous and Connected,” the Department said.

“The Innovate RAP 2023 – 2026 focuses on:

* Celebrating First Nations peoples’ lives, communities and cultures from across Australia and using our sphere of influence to be a leading reconciliation advocate and ally;

* Valuing our First Nations workforce, their diverse cultural lenses and understandings and learning from our First Nations colleagues, their perspectives and ways of ‘knowing, being, and doing’;

* Honestly acknowledging and accepting the truths about First Nations peoples historical experiences of colonisation and harmful, controlling policies;

* Setting a strong foundation for engagement, understanding, collaboration, and mutual respect between First Nations peoples and the broader South Australian communities to support, explore and create opportunities to grow and support First Nations businesses; and

* Supporting the economic development, participation and self-empowerment of First Nations peoples and communities.”

The DPC said its Innovate RAP followed on from its previous Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023 , which can be found for more of its Stretch RAP Final Outcomes Report.

The Department’s 42-page Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2026 can be accessed at this PS News link.

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