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28 August 2023


Hume's InnovateRAP Journey

At Hume Community Housing, we recognise the profound importance of respecting and celebrating the cultural heritage of Australia's First Nations people. It is within this framework that we proudly share our journey toward reconciliation through our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (InnovateRAP).

Understanding Reconciliation

Reconciliation is about forging respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It's a journey we've embarked upon, guided by respect, trust, and a deep commitment to equality.

Our Commitment to Reconciliation

Hume's InnovateRAP is a significant step in our commitment to reconciliation. It demonstrates our determination to contribute to a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture are celebrated, and the disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are eliminated.

A Roadmap to Reconciliation

Our InnovateRAP, endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, outlines our organisation's practical actions and strategies for reconciliation. It is centred on five key pillars:

  1. Respectful Relationships: We aim to build strong, respectful, and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s communities, individuals, and organisations.
  2. Cultural Awareness: We are committed to enhancing cultural awareness and respect among our staff, tenants, and stakeholders.
  3. Opportunities and Growth: Our plan includes providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employment, training, and business development.
  4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Cultural Strengths: We acknowledge the unique strengths and contributions of Indigenous cultures and work to embed them in our practices.
  5. Reporting and Review: We're dedicated to measuring our progress and continuously improving our efforts through regular reporting and review.

The Soft Launch

Sally, one of our dedicated team members, recently unveiled the soft launch of our InnovateRAP. It was a momentous occasion for Hume as we shared our commitment to reconciliation with our employees, partners, and the wider community. This soft launch marks the beginning of our journey toward a more inclusive and respectful future.

A Call to Action

At Hume, reconciliation is not just a concept; it's a call to action. Our InnovateRAP will guide us in embedding reconciliation into our core operations, policies, and practices. It's about acknowledging the past, working together in the present, and building a better future for all.

Join Us on the Journey

We invite our employees, tenants, stakeholders, and the wider community to join us on this crucial journey toward reconciliation. Together, we can create positive change, foster understanding, and build a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone.

As we embrace the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, we affirm our commitment to reconciliation, respect, and unity. We look forward to sharing our progress and successes with you as we embark on this inspiring journey together.

For more information about Hume's InnovateRAP and our commitment to reconciliation, please refer to the full document here.