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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Our Vision for Reconciliation

Our vision for reconciliation is for Australians to work together to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and the living cultures, stories and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are embedded and celebrated by all Australians as part of our national story.

To deliver on our functions, including reconciliation, we embedded the NIAA vision and purpose to guide our work, supported by six strategic pillars:

  • building our influence
  • identifying economic and human capital development opportunities
  • building genuine partnerships
  • investing to deliver greatest benefit
  • using data and evidence to inform our approach, and
  • being a capable, engaged and unified workforce.

We demonstrate leadership in reconciliation by championing the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program delivered by Reconciliation Australia. We recognise that we have exceptional reach (policy, program and structural) across Australia which enables us to develop and execute approaches in partnership with state and territory counterparts and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Through this process, we embed reconciliation initiatives within the NIAA and utilise our sphere of influence to raise awareness, drive change, inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.