Reconciliation Action Plan
bankmecu’s first RAP was developed in collaboration with Reconciliation Australia to further employee diversity amongst other bankmecu’s social development objectives. It is a public contribution towards the national effort to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The RAP identifies clear actions and realistic targets to guide bankmecu in contributing to ‘closing the gap’.
bankmecu’s RAP follows the guiding principles outlined by Reconciliation Australia:
- Relationships – building good relationships with Indigenous people
- Respect – building respect for Indigenous contribution toA stralia
- Opportunities – working to ensure equal opportunity for Indigenous people.
bankmecu’s RAP was launched in the Bendigo region at Spring Gully Primary School on 18 November 2010. The launch also provided the opportunity to showcase bankmecu’s community investment in the SchoolAid indigenous literacy program, targeting engagement with primary schools on the issue of Indigenous literacy.
The launch was attended by various stakeholders including bankmecu staff, customer-owners, representatives from Reconciliation Australia and the local Aboriginal community. Uncle Brian Nelson opened the launch with a welcome to country followed by the Red Ochre Dance troop performing traditional Aboriginal dance.
To learn more about bankmecu’s RAP actions and progress, refer to Chapter 1 'Reconcilation Action Plan'.