Indigenous Policy

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Indigenous Policy

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay to respects to Elders past and present.

We are committed to recognising and respecting the needs of Indigenous Australians. We are collaborative and authentic and wish to harness the diversity within and between teams and play to each other’s strengths and we are honest about issues and ourselves – we speak up, give and receive feedback and don’t misuse any position of power.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced a long history of exclusion from Australian history books, the Australian flag, the Australian anthem and for many years, Australian democracy. This history of dispossession and colonisation lies at the heart of the disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians today.

Including recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in events, meetings and national symbols is one part of ending the exclusion that has been so damaging. Incorporating welcoming and acknowledgement protocols into official meetings and events recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of Land. It promotes an ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and shows respect for Traditional Owners.

The following principles are used to guide our actions:

  • We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay respects to Elders past and present;
  • Valuing the contribution that can be made by Indigenous Australians to Raedan AI’s workplace;
  • Promoting cultural diversity within Raedan AI by assisting all employees to better appreciate Indigenous cultures; and
  • Understanding and adhering to cultural protocols by respecting the customs of Indigenous people and their communities.

Raedan AI will align with Australian government policy to drive Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) employment and business opportunities. We will support increasing the participation rate of ATSI our the community and facilitating ATSI employment opportunities based on ability, performance and potential through:

  • Basing decisions on employment to further the principle of equal employment opportunity
  • Engagement of ATSI talent through the targeted use of external scholarships/internships and graduate hiring where possible.
  • Building an Indigenous tolerant workplace by taking action against inappropriate workplace and business behaviour that does not value diversity.

Last reviewed: October 2021