Our vision for reconciliation

Our vision for reconciliation is all people standing together to create socially just and culturally safe relationships with, and opportunities for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As an organisation we acknowledge the great suffering caused to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by colonisation and discrimination, and we acknowledge those impacts are ongoing.

Our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) continues the journey started by our founding organisations, and aims to create opportunities for our employees to learn about reconciliation while together we build our vision for reconciliation.

Developed in consultation with two independent Aboriginal community members and six Aboriginal people working in Uniting, the RAP outlines the actions and deliverables we have committed to achieving over the next 12 months. Falling into four key categories: Relationships, Respect, Opportunities and Tracking progress and reporting, they are our roadmap to achieving the next stage of our reconciliation journey.

Download our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Artist of our 'Over Waters' artwork

Cassie Leatham of the Taungurung/Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation, is an Indigenous artist, master weaver, traditional dancer, bushtukka woman and educator.

Cassie is the artist of our ‘Over Waters’ artwork that depicts Uniting’s healing journey of recovery and reconciliation.

Personal experience helps to guide RAP

Ben Atkinson has spent most of his career working towards better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in his local community.