The University of South Australia launches its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), strengthening its commitment to improving education and life opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The RAP – developed by staff and students in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, organisations and communities – details a suite of actions the University will take across the broad areas of respect, relationships and opportunities.
UniSA is the first university in South Australia to launch its own RAP. The RAP has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the national organisation promoting reconciliation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the RAP offers a real opportunity to deepen the respect and relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other groups within the University.
“The Reconciliation Action Plan is a framework for cultural change; change that supports other projects that will deliver better opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students,” he says.
UniSA is the home of the MATSITI initiative led by Dean, Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement and Research Professor Peter Buckskin.