Aboriginal matters

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We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of Western Australia and pay our respects to the leaders of the traditional custodians of this land. Together we acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians to  this country we all live in and share together - Western Australia.

Our vision for Reconciliation

The Equal Opportunity Commission envisions Australia as a nation that recognises and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait  peoples as the original inhabitants and custodians of the land and seas; where its citizens work together to eliminate disadvantage, discrimination and injustice experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in every aspect of their lives; and where opportunity, security, education, and good health - for so long denied Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - are enjoyed by all, fully and without qualification.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The Commission launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in November 2009.

The RAP turns “good intentions into action” by encouraging and supporting organisations to engage in the national effort to close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and other Australians. 

The RAP includes specific actions and targets designed to foster the Commission’s relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and bring about a better way of delivering our services. The Commission's RAP also seeks to establish a process for consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders in relation to Commission activities and projects. 

The Commission's RAP poster 

RAP poster


Your rights

To find out about your rights and how to make a complaint of unfair discrimination. 
To find out more click here.

Aboriginal Bookmark