Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Vision for Reconciliation

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is committed to taking practical actions to achieve reconciliation through our Reconciliation Action Plan 2021 to 2024 (RAP), with a focus on strengthening connections to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and what is important to them.

We play a key role in protecting Australia’s natural resources and way of life. Our commitment to Caring for Country means Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are central to our work and is a fundamental value for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our RAP represents our vision to attract and retain more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to our workforce, shape our business practices and ensure our people are culturally competent and engaged, and activities are appropriate in the journey to reconciliation.

Our focus is on addressing community needs through our ongoing work with our national parks, including continuing to work on Country and employing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – including Traditional Owners – to support the work we do.


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