Monday, September 3rd, 2012 - Reconciliation Action Plan
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, has today launched Transfield Services’ new Reconciliation Action Plan which aims to recruit 1000 Indigenous Australians to its ranks over the next five years.

“This plan shows Transfield’s commitment to reconciliation and improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians,” Ms Collins said at the official launch at Fennell Bay Public School.

“As part of this plan, the company has committed to an impressive goal of recruiting 1000 new Indigenous employees over the next five years.

“This Reconciliation Action Plan in particular is a great example of how business, government and community can work together to deliver results.

“Transfield’s program not only recognises the importance of direct employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers, but also of Indigenous economic development and business ownership to creating opportunity and jobs.

“By implementing this plan, Transfield Services will help support Indigenous communities and Indigenous-owned and run businesses,” Ms Collins said.

Key targets for Transfield Services’ Reconciliation Action Plan 2012–2014 include:

Recruiting 1000 new Indigenous employees over the next five years
Supporting the implementation of the Australian Government Indigenous Opportunity Policy
Evaluating the economic and social benefits of Transfield Services Indigenous Participation program
Supporting Indigenous youth to reach their potential for future and career success through the Transfield Services Indigenous Education strategy.

The 2012-14 RAP builds on the initiatives from the company’s first plan launched in May 2009.

Transfield Services is one of 300 organisations that have a RAP, including Government agencies, companies, community groups, schools and universities.

“It’s wonderful to see the great number of people, companies and organisations around Australia committed to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage,” Ms Collins said.

“It is important to remember that each of us has a role to play in this country’s reconciliation journey.

“This Reconciliation Action Plan is a great example of how business and Government can work together to support Australian Government initiatives to close the gap in Indigenous employment.”

For more information about RAPs, visit: www.reconciliation.org.au

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The Hon Julie Collins MP, Minister for Community Services, Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Minister for the Status of Women

P: Non-media queries: 1300 363 079
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