Wyatt commenced its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) journey in 2017, led by a Working Group comprising partners and stakeholders, and under the expert guidance of Parry Agius. We see our ‘Innovate’ RAP as a practical expression of our desire to contribute meaningfully to reconciliation in Australia, reflecting on the way in which we apply our resources to work alongside First Nations peoples and communities to do all we can to seek improvements in health, education, housing and living conditions and contributing to a strong sense of unity and shared opportunity.
Our two RAP’s have set in motion work that has allowed us to not only better support First Nations peoples, but also continue to interrogate our history in a way that builds momentum for broader reconciliation. A part of that work is our own truth-telling, an ongoing project to better understand the impact and legacy of Wyatt’s founder.
Wyatt supports the amendment of the Constitution to establish a First Nations Voice to Parliament. We believe the opportunity that Australians will vote on later this year will provide a clear pathway to achieving all elements of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. You can read more about our statement here.
Wyatt’s Reconciliation Action Plan (Innovate) is overseen by the RAP Working Group:
Gavin Reid – Business and Operations Lead – The Wyatt Trust (Chair)
Natasha Chisholm – Program Manager – Department for Education
John Lochowiak – General Manager – South Australian Aboriginal Building & Civil Construction Academy
Isaiah Omamogho – Political Advisor
Pam Simmons – Board Member – The Wyatt Trust
Stacey Thomas – Chief Executive Officer – The Wyatt Trust
John van Ruth – Board Member – The Wyatt Trust