Aboriginal Publications

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Aboriginal Calendar 2017Calendar 2017

Each year the Equal Opportunity Commission publishes a calendar which features aspects of Aboriginal community and culture. 

The Equal Opportunity Commission’s 2017 Wall Calendar is now available. 

With a bright and modern graphic-art style design, four beautiful paintings from 1991 by Aboriginal artist Jody Broun depict issues of discrimination still experienced throughout the community.

The 2017 Calendar is available in a PDF version to download here or contact our office to request a copy be posted out to you.

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 EOC 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.  

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. 
EOC RAP pdf RAP 2013 (395 KB)

The Commission's RAP is displayed in a poster in our foyer which welcomes all of our clients. 
EOC RAP poster pdf RAP poster (267 KB)


Fact sheets

You don't have to put up with discrimination

You dont have to put up with discrimination - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

pdf Download pdf (247 KB)
word Download docx (864 KB)


Unlawful discrimination

Unlawful Discrimination Fact Sheet

pdf Download pdf (137 KB)
word Download docx (800 KB)


Indigenous Interpreting Service:
Is there a need?

Indigenous Interpreting Service Is there a need ​ 
​​pdfDownload pdf (921 KB)


Finding a Place
Report on Investigation into Public Housing Discrimination

  ​ Finding a Place 2004
  pdfDownload pdf (5 MB)

Read more about this
investigation here.

Finding a Place
Final Report of the Implementation and Monitoring Committee

Finding a Place - Final Report of the Implementation and Monitoring Committee 2011
pdfDownload pdf (768 KB)

Some interesting web sites

Aboriginal education - the WA Department of Education Aboriginal portal
Department of Indigenous Affairs WA 
First Peoples Disability Network
Reconciliation Australia
Youmeunity the expert panel recommending change to the Consitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait people
Unfinished OZ - Join Unfinished OZ to pledge your support along with everyday Australians for Reconciliation