HESTA has affirmed its commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders by establishing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The plan was formally launched by Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt in July.
The plan outlines the steps HESTA will take to build relationships with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.
It is endorsed by Reconciliation Australia – an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation that promotes reconciliation.
Reconciliation Australia chief executive Justin Mohamed said HESTA’s commitment to reconciliation is a step forward for the industry.
“As the first industry super fund to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan, HESTA will help to drive reconciliation action in their sector,” Mr Mohamed said.
HESTA chief executive Debby Blakey said the RAP is an important step in turning the fund’s good intentions into meaningful actions.
“We make this public commitment as a national organisation, a leader in superannuation services and as the fund for health and community services professionals,” Ms Blakey said.