News & Updates

2016-2017

Over the past year, Kyabra has officially launched a three year Innovate Plan which has been approved by Reconciliation Australia. An innovate RAP is for organisations that have developed relationships with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and are ready to develop or implement programs for cultural learning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and supplier diversity.

The RAP Working Group celebrated the launch of our RAP with an event held at Kyabra, which also had the official unveiling of a commissioned artwork that was created specifically for Kyabra by local Aboriginal artist David Riley.

Kyabra staff have celebrated and recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates of significance, including National Close the Gap day, Harmony Day, Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week.

The RAP Working Group organised and collaborated a community event for National Reconciliation Week at Kyabra’s Richlands Community Centre. We held a panel of elders who discussed achievements so far and next steps towards reconciliation. We also held to an internal facilitated discussion about the 1963 Referendum for staff.

We have raised internal and external awareness of our RAP to promote reconciliation across our business and sector. Rap Working Group have investigated opportunities to increase supplier diversity within our organisation. We continue to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations to support positive outcomes.

The RAP Working Group will continually oversee the development, endorsement and launch of the RAP. You can now view Kyabra’s RAP plan on Reconciliation Australia’s Website.

 

Launch Photo's & unveiling Kyabra's official artwork: 

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