This week is NAIDOC Week – a time for us to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This year’s theme is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ and it’s all about supporting and securing institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms.
At Amélie Housing, the establishment and delivery of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been a key priority for us in recent years. Our RAP Committee meets regularly to identify ways to improve our systems, processes and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers, stakeholders, staff and community members.
We recently attended the Indigenous Housing and Homelessness Forum held on 24-25 May 2022 in Sydney and were fortunate to meet with Indigenous Housing Providers and other CHPs, who shared a range of solution-focused ideas to help eliminate Indigenous homelessness and create better tenancy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We are pleased to say that we are also very close to submitting our draft Reflective RAP to Reconciliation Australia for feedback and in principle endorsement. We will provide an update on this in due course once we receive further correspondence.
As we work towards a more reconciled Australia, we will continue to be guided in our actions by listening to the voices and advice of our First Nations staff, community leaders, stakeholders and partners.
We’d like to wish our team and community an enjoyable NAIDOC week, and we look forward to attending many of the great local events that are being held across the country this week.