GP down south’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is nearly ready to launch. We are proud to have taken this important step to create dynamic reconciliation outcomes, supported by and aligned with our business objectives.
Since 2006, RAPs have provided a framework for organisations to leverage their structures and diverse spheres of influence to support the national reconciliation movement. The RAP program’s framework of relationships, respect, and opportunities emphasises not only the importance of fostering consultation and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, but also empowering and enabling staff to contribute to this process.
Commencing an Innovate RAP is a crucial and rewarding period in our reconciliation journey. It is a time to build strong foundations and relationships, ensuring sustainable, thoughtful, and impactful RAP outcomes into the future.
GP down south is part of a strong network of more than 1,100 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have taken goodwill and intention, and transformed it into action. Our vision for our RAP: Mutual trust, respect and understanding between local communities and GP down south that results in continual and successful action to address local inequalities in the health status and life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Artwork for the RAP was commissioned and designed by Phillip Hansen, a gifted Noongar artist who has been painting since his youth. Artwork created by Phillip has been purchased by several government and community organisations as well as many international travelers and West Australians. Phillip currently lives and paints in Collie with his wife Beverly, his most important critic. The four paintings representing dreamtime and other creatures have been created by Phillip. Each painting aligns to one of the four seasons and is titled to reflect a different theme. From left to right: Memories of Old, The Mob, Life in the Sea & Wahgul.
L-R: Memories of Old, The Mob, Life in the Sea & Wahgul.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.