Our Reconciliation Action Plan

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This is a vital step in our reconciliation journey as we continue to build strong, respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Read our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

In 2019, we launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan in the ‘Reflect’ phase. Reconciliation Australia has recognised four phases for reconciliation: Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate. Our ‘Reflect’ plan represented our commitment to officially begin our reconciliation journey towards improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Throughout this phase, we were involved in a number of initiatives including:

  • Big Super Day Out
  • Aboriginal school-based traineeship – which involves a paid traineeship for Year 11 and 12 students to get work experience in the public sector
  • NAIDOC morning tea – an event to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, catered by local Indigenous company Kuditj
  • Partnership with the Financial Counsellors of WA – which is aimed at helping particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members who live outside Perth

Our first RAP helped us to clarify our vision for reconciliation, and to scope and develop initiatives for improved outcomes and more engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The launch of our new RAP

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new and updated Reconciliation Action Plan. This marks the next phase of our reconciliation journey as we move into the ‘Innovate’ phase of our reconciliation initiatives.

Here are some important things to know about our new RAP:

  • This RAP outlines our efforts to continue developing and strengthening relationships and meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with superannuation programs, work experience and employment opportunities. We aim to continue building awareness of Aboriginal history and culture by recognising important dates throughout the year
  • Our RAP has been illustrated by Acacia Collard, a young Badimia Yamatji - Balladong Noongar woman who comes from two large families in Western Australia. Acacia’s vibrant artwork featured on our first ‘Reflect’ RAP and she has again interpreted our GESB values and reconciliation priorities to help bring our plan to life
  • Reconciliation Australia has endorsed our ‘Innovate’ RAP. You might like to visit the Reconciliation Australia website to read RAPs from a wide range of organisations and learn more about reconciliation

Working towards reconciliation is an ongoing and collaborative process. We’d like to thank Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Indigenous Superannuation Working Group, AUSTRAC, Indigenous Managed Services, Kuditi, Kulbardi and the Public Sector Commission WA for their ongoing input and support.

Find out more

Download our ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan for more details about what we have planned in this next phase.

If you have questions about our Reconciliation Action Plan, please email reconciliation@gesb.wa.gov.au and we’ll respond to your email as soon as possible.

Page last updated 15 December 2020