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June 2016 Reconciliation Plan Update

Life Without Barriers is currently implementing its third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which guides and directs our commitment and work in supporting reconciliation. Running from January 2016 through January 2019 this Stretch RAP has one clear objective in mind: to have a positive impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities. We have developed our Stretch RAP to ensure that this objective is deeply embedded in everything we do, and that real outcomes are achieved.

Thanks to the support of communities and our dedicated staff we continue to achieve and exceed our committed targets for the first half of the year as measured by our new online reporting system. We are continuing to make employment, and cultural planning for clients and children in Out of Home Care our key priorities. We have already made strong progress, please visit our website http://www.lwb.org.au/aboriginal-andtorres-strait-islander-peoples/ to see our progress tracking. Our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) target of two has been surpassed as we have developed MOUs with The Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, Cherbourg State School and South Burnett Community Training Centre, as well as Toundi College in South Australia. It’s also great to note that we have delivered 179 face-to-face cultural learning sessions and celebrated more days of significance (11 compared to a target of 8) than we had hoped to achieve up to this point. Congratulations on the wonderful results!

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