Our Reconciliation Journey
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to help achieve an Australia free of poverty.
A new RAP 2019-2022 has been approved by the Brotherhood’s Executive, and awaits approval by Reconciliation Australia.
The key outcomes will be:
- More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working and/or volunteering at the Brotherhood;
- Greater staff awareness;
- Culturally safe and appropriate services and sites for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
- Local engagement plans to support culturally safe services and sites;
- Achieving RAP targets; and
- Programs, research and advocacy to make a meaningful contribution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence recognises the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as expressed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and stands beside them in their call for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution. We also support the establishment of a Makarrata Commission to enable a fair and truthful relationship between all Australians.
We accept the invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement for a better future.
Brotherhood of St Laurence Uluru Statement from the Heart - A4 and A3 Poster.
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Offering an Acknowledgement of Country at meetings or events recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and custodians of their land. It promotes an awareness of the past and ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Traditional Owners of the land, welcoming visitors to their community as a sign of respect and hospitality.