Reconciliation Action Plans (Reconciliation Australia)
Reconciliation Australia is the national lead body on reconciliation in Australia. The organisation’s vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia, with a purpose to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of our nation across all five critical dimensions: historical acceptance, race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity and unity.
Reconciliation Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to realise their visions for reconciliation and support the national reconciliation movement. RAPs are practical plans of action built on three key pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, supporting organisations to contribute to reconciliation, both internally and in the communities in which they operate. No matter where an organisation is on its reconciliation journey, there is an RAP to suit.
Extension of EREA’s Innovate RAP until October 2021
The EREA National Office launched its Innovate Reconciliation Plan on 27 May 2019—the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the beginning of National Reconciliation Week. The Innovate RAP has provided a valuable framework for Edmund Rice Education Australia to advance reconciliation across its national education community. In the light of COVID-19 and the challenges that this has provided, Reconciliation Australia has extended the EREA Innovate RAP through to the end of 2021.
EREA RAP Executive Reference Group
Dr Nerida Blair – Chairperson, Nerida Blair Consultants
Ray Paxton – RAP Champion, National Director Liberating Education
Thelma Parker – Co-Executive Officer, Education Officer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Mark Walsh – Co-Executive Officer, Education Officer Liberating Education
Dr Marnee Shay – External Critical Friend, UQ Indigenous Research
Marie Barton – Principal, Edmund Rice College Bindoon
Karina Blackman – Education Officer, Townsville Flexi School
Brad Copeland – Indigenous Programs Officer, St Kevin’s College Toorak
Dion Forrester – St Joseph’s Flexi School Alice Springs
Matt Hawkins – Principal, Marlene Moore Flexi Schools Network
Andrew Kirkpatrick – Indigenous Program Leader, Ignatius Park College Townsville
Ivan Mahoney – Principal, Eastern Flexi Schools Network
Ann Rebgetz – Principal, St James College Brisbane
Cynthia Rowan – EREA Board Member