APM recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians
We acknowledge the special relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with their traditional lands and waters, as well as their unique history and diverse culture, customs and circumstances.
APM’s vision for reconciliation is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to live in this land with respect, equal opportunity and employment.
APM will lead as an inclusive and culturally respectful organisation, working with and contributing to positive and lasting changes in the life circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
In 2011, APM started our journey to reconciliation with our first Reconciliation Action Plan.
It formalised APM's commitment to our vision for reconciliation and provided structure for the steps to change our policies and practices, better supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and clients.
By creating employment opportunities, showing respect and developing relationships, APM hopes to contribute to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider Australian community.
Our second Reconciliation Action Plan was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and started in 2014 and our third, the Innovation RAP, was launched in 2017 by Australia's Minister for Indigenous Health Hon. Ken Wyatt.
In 2020, the APM Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
This next phase in APM's reconciliation journey is focusing on:
- Local relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations
- Continuous improvement of culturally inclusive work environments and client services
- Providing employment and procurement opportunities
Our Stretch RAP includes actions to further our vision of reconciliation under the pillars of Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Governance.