Action that individuals and institutions can take for reconciliation and to improve the quality of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Close the Gap is an initiative designed to overcome the entrenched inequality faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that their life outcomes are equal to all Australians. In order to close the gap, there must be structural change in the way governments work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
This is the first report that provides data on the current snapshot of progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the Agreement). This report also outlines the approach to future monitoring of progress.
The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a framework and strategic document that supports the workplace, schools and early learning services to support the national reconciliation movement. It includes practical actions that will drive contribution to reconciliation internally and in the community.
Reconciliation Australia present national reconciliation as based on five critical dimensions. These dimensions are inter-related and full reconciliation requires progress on all five.
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or the ‘triple bottom line‘ means that corporations must consider their responsibility not only for the economic consequences of their activities, but also for the social and environmental implications.
For corporations that work in Australia, corporate social responsibility must recognise the strong continuing connection that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities have to their culture, land, water and community. Corporate Social Responsibility must work towards rectifying the social and environmental implications of colonisation, stolen generations, racism and trauma.
Australian Human Rights Commission works specifically on the links between corporate activity and human rights in relation to resource development on Indigenous land:
Tracking the Milky Way wishes to acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities of Australia, and we respect and recognise that they still have a strong continuing connection to their culture, land, water and community.
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