Reconciliation Action Plan

Acknowledgement of Country

CVGT Australia acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation.
We pay our respects to them, their living cultures, and Elders past, present and future.

Reflect, CVGT Australia Reconciliation Action Plan
June 2021 – June 2022

At CVGT Australia we believe reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is core to Australia’s national identity. We are proud of the contribution CVGT Australia has made to reconciliation, but we know there is still much more to do.

Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan June 2021-June 2022 details our commitment to developing long-term, beneficial and reciprocal partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in the areas in which we work.

It is our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and is an all-inclusive document that will support and guide Indigenous engagement at CVGT Australia in the future. It focuses on four core elements that underpin our approach to reconciliation – Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance.

Last year, we adopted our Reconciliation Action Plan Statement of Intent in 2020.

With this commitment, our RAP journey is being embedded in our company-wide purpose, “to connect more people to meaningful work”. We are explicit about our intention to make an exceptional and long-lasting difference.

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Ronald Kerr artwork for CVGT
‘Closing the Gap’.
Artist: Ronald Kerr Clan: Dja Dja Wurrung

Ronald is part of the Traditional Owner group of Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria. He works out on country locating, preserving, and protecting cultural heritage for Dja Dja Wurrung people.

Reflect – CVGT Reconciliation Action Plan

June 2021 – June 2022

CVGT Reconciliation Action Plan 2021

Our actions

Our RAP sets out our organisational commitment to reconciliation and contains a number of concrete actions for us to work towards in the coming years. These actions will support our strong involvement with, and commitment to, the provision of employment services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Relationships

Our organisational values – Do the right thing, Find a way, Genuine care, Better together, Community matters – underpin our aspiration to build responsive, relevant and trusting relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, clients and stakeholders.

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Respect

We at CVGT Australia are resolute in our belief that all people deserve to be treated with genuine care, integrity and respect, and this commitment is enshrined in our core values.

Our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, stories and histories is integral and fundamental to a healthy and respectful affiliation.

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Opportunities

We recognise and celebrate the respected influence that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities can have when working toward achieving and maintaining diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

CVGT Australia upholds and appreciates the specialised experiences, skills and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples bring to our organisation.

We are committed to a positive and meaningful presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the life of CVGT Australia.

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Governance

We are building capacity to measure the impact our work has on the communities we work within. We are committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities to sustain positive outcomes that meet their needs.

We will report on and evaluate our work to gain insight and maintain continuous improvement and impact.

CVGT Acknowledgement of Country
Vaughan Adams, Operations Manager and Rhonda Penney, Indigenous Communities Liaison Officer

Statement of Intent

The CVGT Australia Board adopted our Reconciliation Action Plan Statement of Intent in 2020.

  • Affirms its commitment to Reconciliation and the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Will work towards the vision of “A united Australia, which respects this land of ours, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice and equity for all.”
  • Acknowledges and supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
  • Recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians with unique cultures and spiritual relationships with land and the sea.
  • Commits to addressing any access and equity issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to CVGT’s services.
  • Supports, encourages and invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to engage and participate in areas of planning and development of employment services that contribute to improving their life outcomes.
  • Strongly supports progressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ right to a say in the decisions that affect their lives.
  • Recognises this Statement of Intent is the first step in signifying our commitment to understanding the injustices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have faced and continue to face. We commit to building and fostering relationships with First Nations communities and organisations to strive to address the inequities that exist and we commit to an ongoing process of respectfully seeking advice and guidance on our practice and service delivery to provide a better experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • Acknowledges and respects the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our corporate office is located and we extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of other nations on which our offices are located. The Board of Directors, Executive and staff pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

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