DMIRS launches Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022

DMIRS has launched its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020 – 2022
Date: Monday, 20 July 2020

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land on which it delivers its services to the communities across Western Australia. DMIRS acknowledges their enduring connection to the lands, waterways and communities and pay respects to Elders and leaders past, present and emerging.

DMIRS has launched its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020 – 2022.

Reconciliation is a living appreciation, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The department is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the richness and diversity of their histories and cultures.

DMIRS provides services throughout Western Australia, and ensures strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the broader community are maintained and enhanced.

The four key pillars of the RAP focus on continuing to build mutually respectful relationships and generate opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses through employment and procurement.

All DMIRS offices in Perth and throughout the regions will receive and display the RAP artwork, titled “Coming Together”, created by an artist in residence from Boronia Women’s Pre-Release Centre.

This artwork, featured throughout the RAP document, acknowledges the connections between the department’s metropolitan and regional offices, its delivery of services into regional and Aboriginal communities, and its commitment to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities.

Dreamtime spirits, represented in the artwork, oversee the creation of our land, from the vast coastal plains, lush green forests and the sunburnt desert. The hands and feet represent the many cultures of today’s society in our great State, coming together in freedom, equality and harmony.