Reconciliation Action Plan update 2017-2018

Participants at the National Reconciliation Week BBQ organised by the Tenants' Union, Community Legal Centres NSW, Justice Connect, and the National Association of Community Legal Centres, May 2018
National Reconciliation Week BBQ organised by the Tenants' Union, Community Legal Centres NSW, Justice Connect, and the National Association of Community Legal Centres, May 2018

 

The Tenants’ Union’s vision for reconciliation is for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in New South Wales to have access to safe, secure and affordable housing.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), launched in September 2017, guides us in ensuring reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is built into all aspects of the Tenants’ Union’s work.

Key achievements of the RAP since launch include:

  • Revitalisation of the Tenants’ Union Aboriginal Advisory Committee with Aboriginal representatives from Legal Aid, Aboriginal TAASs, Community Legal Centres and academia.
  • National Reconciliation Week BBQ organised jointly by the Tenants’ Union, Community Legal Centres NSW, the National Association of Community Legal Centres and Justice Connect. 80 people attended.
  • Increased engagement with Aboriginal organisations including Aboriginal liaison officer for Waterloo redevelopment, Blacktown Men’s Shed and Aboriginal Legal Service.
  • New tenancy law resources for Aboriginal tenants developed.
  • Holding metropolitan TAAS Network meetings at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, Redfern.

 

Uncle Chika Madden welcoming participants to the National Reconciliation Week BBQ
Uncle Chika Madden welcomes participants to the National Reconciliation Week BBQ.
National Reconciliation Week BBQ
Left: Martin Bangs (TU Finance Manager) and John Mewburn (TU Aboriginal Paralegal) cooking for the BBQ. Right: participants getting food.
National Reconciliation Week BBQ
Left: participants playing traditional Indigenous games. Right: red, yellow and black balloons.

 

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