Launch of the Bureau's Reconciliation Action Plan
24 September 2012
Committed to creating respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Bureau of Meteorology is proud to release its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The Bureau's Reconciliation Action Plan 2012–2015
Launched on 21 September 2012, the 2012–2015 plan identifies actions, timelines and measureable outcomes to help deepen our engagement with the first peoples of this nation.
In acknowledgement of the special contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to the diversity and quality of Australian life, the Bureau—equipped with the RAP—seeks to enhance cultural understanding across the organisation.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan vision
Reconciliation highlights the importance of meaningful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, whether they're end users of Bureau products and services, or contributing to and sharing knowledge in the development of our services.
Developed in collaboration with Reconciliation Australia, the plan is built around the three RAP themes—respect, relationships and opportunities.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan aims to:
- improve connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
- create meaningful opportunities and partnerships; and
- increase employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Current reconciliation initiatives
Initiatives the Bureau currently runs include:
- the Indigenous Careers Program which involves the recruitment of cadets and graduates; and
- Indigenous Weather Knowledge, the online platform providing education about, and preservation of, our Indigenous peoples' relationships with the environment, weather and climate.
- Bureau Reconciliation Action Plan
- Reconciliation Action Plan 2012–2015 (PDF, 854Kb)
- Reconciliation Australia
- Reconciliation Australia – Reconciliation Action Plans
- Indigenous Careers Program
- Indigenous Weather Knowledge
- Indigenous Weather Knowledge blog article
- Indigenous Climate Culture blog article