Reconciliation Action Plan
In 2015 Logan City Council developed an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 14103 KB) (RAP) 2015 - 2017 which outlined a plan for how Logan City Council will contribute to reconciliation locally within Council's sphere of influence between 2015 and 2017
Council's first RAP marked the beginning of a whole-of-organisation reconciliation journey. This involved different areas of the organisation identifying the unique role they have in contributing to reconciliation within the organisation and broader community.
Council's 2015-2017 RAP included 70 deliverables under 39 action items which fall within the national framework themes of Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. Over the three-year period, Council successfully adopted and delivered almost 95% of what was set out to achieve. A summary of highlights (PDF 1828 KB) from Council's first RAP has been prepared in celebration of what we can achieve when working together towards a common vision for reconciliation.
Council's second Reconciliation Action Plan
Logan City Council has committed to developing a second RAP. Council's RAP Working Group is in the process of reflecting on the achievements and learnings from our first RAP, and will engage with Council's executives, elected members, staff and the community to identify opportunities to build on the successes so far and continue to contribute to reconciliation within the organisation and throughout the City of Logan.
If you would like to know more about Logan City Council's RAP, please contact Council's Community Development Program on (07) 3412 3412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) commemorates two significant dates in Australia’s reconciliation journey, the 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision, and is a time for all Australians to Learn, Share and Grow.
Logan City Council is hosting a National Reconciliation Week community event (PDF 463 KB) at Logan Brothers on 14 June from 10:00am-12:00pm. The event celebrates this year's NRW theme, Don’t Keep History a Mystery, and will include traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performances, interactive storytelling and judging of a NRW colouring completion (PDF 554 KB). Colouring competition Terms and Conditions asset_summary_460704% can be viewed here.
Logan Libraries are hosting several events and programs in celebration of NRW and NAIDOC (PDF 508 KB). Amanda Hayman and Karen Seage will present Deadly Business Women at the Logan Central Library from 10.30am on 21 July, while Dale Chapman talks Bush Tucker at Logan Central and Logan West Libraries on 30 June, 10.30am and 2.00pm respectively.
The RAP program is a national framework of action that aims to support organisations to deliver practical actions to build strong relationships and enhanced respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. More information about the national RAP program can be found on the Reconciliation Australia website.
RECOGNISE is a voluntary working group aligned with ANTAR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) and Reconciliation Queensland, formed to try to elevate the discussion in Queensland and throughout Australia about the forthcoming constitutional referendum for the recognition of first peoples in the Australian Constitution.
More information can be found on the Recognise Australia's first peoples website.