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The RACGP Reconciliation Plan 2020-2022

Respect

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples deserve our deepest respect as the First Nations peoples of Australia.

For the College specifically, respect is key to creating a culturally safe environment for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who interact with the RACGP, whether this be staff, members, patients, or other stakeholders.

We need to take our workforce on an ongoing learning and reflective practice to collectively improve our ways of working and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, perspectives, and knowledge systems.
Objective
Action
Due Date
Accountability

Increase levels of cultural capability, cultural safety and pride across our workforce.

Deliverable
  • Conduct a review of cultural learning needs within our organisation.
Timeline

May 2024

Responsibility

Learning & Development Manager

Deliverable
  • Seek advice and approval from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Steering Committee on our cultural learning framework.
Timeline

May 2024

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Finalise and launch two -year cultural learning framework for all employees.
Timeline

May 2024

Responsibility

Learning & Development Manager

Deliverable
  • Review, update and launch new online cultural learning module for all employees.
Timeline

May 2024

Responsibility

Head of Member & External Communications

Deliverable
  • Ensure at least 90% of new employees have completed new online cultural learning module within three months of joining the College.
Timeline

June 2024

Responsibility

Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Faculty
Learning & Development Manager

Deliverable
  • Ensure at least 90% of all employees have completed new online cultural learning module
Timeline

June 2025

Responsibility

Learning & Development Manager

Deliverable
  • Conduct audit of RACGP properties to understand existing recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and identify future needs.
Timeline

June 2024

Responsibility

National Property Manage

Deliverable
  • Provide specific cultural learning to Executive Team that addresses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership styles and ways of working.
Timeline

March 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Provide specific cultural learning to Faculty Council Chairs and Deputy Chairs.
Timeline

October 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Provide specific cultural learning to Talent team that addresses unconscious bias in recruitment and HR practices.
Timeline

July 2024

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Provide specific cultural learning to People Managers that addresses unconscious bias in people management.
Timeline

October 2024

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Reserve one RWG meeting per year for a cultural learning workshop, experience or guest speaker.
Timeline

June 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Coordinate one localised cultural learning experience for employees in each RACGP property.
Timeline

July 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Embed observation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols across the College.

Deliverable
  • Develop on-demand training videos to deepen staff’s understanding of the purpose and significance behind cultural protocols, including Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country protocols.
Timeline

May 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Learning & Development Manager

Deliverable
  • Review, update and communicate our cultural protocol policy, procedure and supporting resources for Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country.
Timeline

May 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Continue to ensure a Traditional Custodian is invited to provide a Welcome to Country at all major RACGP events.
Timeline

June 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Head of Marketing and Commercial

Deliverable
  • Continue to ensure an Acknowledgement of Country is provided at the commencement of all RACGP events and significant meetings.
Timeline

June 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Ensure an Acknowledgement of Country plaque is displayed at all RACGP properties.
Timeline

July 2024

Responsibility

National Property Manage

Deliverable
  • Ensure the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are displayed at all RACGP properties.
Timeline

July 2024

Responsibility

National Property Manager

Deliverable
  • In consultation with local Traditional Custodians, investigate opportunities to incorporate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and cultures into all RACGP properties.
Timeline

June 2025

Responsibility

National Property Manager

Build pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories by celebrating NAIDOC Week

Deliverable
  • Ensure all RWG members attend an external NAIDOC Week event.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Identify and remove barriers to all employees attending an external NAIDOC Week event.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Using a range of internal communication channels, circulate NAIDOC Week resources to all employees.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Using a range of member facing communication channels, circulate NAIDOC Week resources to all members.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Head of Member & External Communications

Deliverable
  • Sponsor or support a NAIDOC Week event organised by one of our key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisations.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Faculty

Deliverable
  • Organise at least one employee facing NAIDOC Week event.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Organise at least one member facing NAIDOC Week event or initiative.
Timeline

July 2024, 2025

Responsibility

Member Engagement Team Lead

Include and embed respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, cultures and communities when recognising or commemorating key dates of significance.

Deliverable
  • Provide all employees with the option to work on 26 January and substitute for another day.
Timeline

January 2025, 2026

Responsibility

Head of People Support

Deliverable
  • Using a range of internal communication channels, circulate resources to employees that discuss the issues around celebrating Australia Day on 26 January.
Timeline

January 2025, 2026

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Develop and communicate the RACGP’s position on 26 January.
Timeline

January 2025

Responsibility

CEO

Deliverable
  • Using a range of internal communication channels, circulate Close the Gap Day resources to all employees
Timeline

March 2025, 2025

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Using a range of member facing communication channels, circulate Close the Gap Day resources to all members.
Timeline

March 2025, 2026

Responsibility

Head of Member & External Communications

Deliverable
  • Organise at least one employee facing Close the Gap Day event
Timeline

March 2025, 2026

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

Deliverable
  • Organise at least one member facing Close the Gap Day event
Timeline

March 2025, 2026

Responsibility

Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Faculty

Deliverable
  • Explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and unique contributions are recognised in all dates of significance throughout the year
Timeline

January 2025, 2026

Responsibility

Senior RAP Advisor

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this RAP may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons.

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