Reconciliation Action Plan: July 2020 to July 2021
I am proud to introduce this Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the Federal Court of Australia entity.
This plan sits alongside the individual RAPs of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and further builds upon the initiatives in those RAPs and our respect for, and commitment to, reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures.
We are a relatively new, merged administrative entity working to refine our practices and services to ensure that we serve the Courts and Tribunal, and their clients, as best we can. To do this well, and to document our commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our vision is to build a dynamic workforce that recognises our commitment to promoting partnership, agency and recognition of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, both current and future.
As a clear commitment to the first step in our reconciliation journey, I pledge to:
- build relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- encourage and exercise respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- facilitate and take opportunities for reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and
- track, monitor and reflect on our progress.
To meet our reconciliation commitments, we need to increase the number of employees who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also need to enhance cultural awareness in all our employees and support further opportunities for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.
This RAP will be implemented with commitment and energy and I will ensure it is supported by an appropriate level of resources necessary to achieve our goals. The learnings from this RAP will be used to ensure that future ones build upon and enhance our support for reconciliation.
I ask all employees to work with me to ensure that this RAP is successful.
[Signed in hard copy]
Chief Executive Officer and
Principal Registrar of the
Federal Court of Australia