Our department recognises the First Peoples of this Nation and their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to the lands, waters, seas, skies, and communities.
We acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians and Lore Keepers of the oldest living culture and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.
We are committed to supporting reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities around Australia.
Our vision is to:
- value, understand, engage, respect and embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ innovations, knowledge and culture
- strengthen our organisation’s cultural capabilities and build a workplace where reconciliation is core to our culture
- improve economic and social opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Read about our actions to support reconciliation.