AusGroup has a strong commitment to building respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and has implemented a number of initiatives to build partnerships and meaningful employment opportunities for Indigenous businesses and employees.
The AusGroup approach reflects a genuine intent to support the national reconciliation movement.
The AusGroup Reconciliation Action Plan
AusGroup has joined the Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program and its RAP has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
The RAP represents a clear roadmap for AusGroup to accelerate the provision of meaningful employment opportunities and leverages structures and areas of influence that are already in place. It contains a range of commitments and targets, with actions and deliverables including:
- Building effective social and professional relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including commitments to offer opportunity, consult, and where possible to implement their preferred solutions;
- Ensuring engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is conducted with respect by observing cultural protocols, and increasing understanding of cultures and histories; and
- Securing improved economic participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by providing employment opportunities, training opportunities, greater business engagement and community involvement initiatives.
Indigenous Business Partnerships
With its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, AusGroup is focused on implementing a range of initiatives designed to accelerate the provision of meaningful employment and skill-building opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
AusGroup is implementing an innovative and unique approach to corporate close-the-gap initiatives that are designed with the aim of delivering long-term benefits to Indigenous business and its people.
At its foundation, these partnerships are built on the premise that knowledge transfer through on-the-job training and development is fundamental if lasting impacts are to occur.
The AusGroup Tiwi Employment Strategy means we partner with the Tiwi Land Council (TLC); Tiwi Island Training & Education Board (TITEB); Tiwi College; Federal & NT Governments; Tiwi Islands Regional Council; and Tiwi Islands AFL. Celebrating that 40% of this workforce identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
AusGroup’s Indigenous Engagement Journey – 2021
Page banner artwork by Kevvy Bynder, commissioned by AusGroup.