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Defence Reconciliation Action Plan

We are pleased to announce the release of the next Defence Reconciliation Action Plan (D-RAP) 2015-2018. This plan reflects our enduring commitment and recognition of reconciliation, as a fundamental aspect of Pathway to Change and the overarching Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

D-RAP 2015-2018 drives three simple concepts of:

  • Respect,
  • Inclusion and
  • Fairness.

It provides the broader plan for progressing Indigenous Affairs reform across Defence over the next three years. This plan builds on the progress Defence has made over a number of years through previous plans, acknowledging that there is still work to be done. Development of the plan has been in partnership with Reconciliation Australia and involved extensive consultation.

The key actions outlined in the plan reflect the three Reconciliation Australia themes to improve:

  • Relationships,
  • Show respect and
  • Increase opportunities

for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ministerial release: Minister for Defence - Defence commits to Indigenous reconciliation.