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RECONCILIATION ACTION
PLAN 2018 – 2020
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AFP COMMISSIONER’S
FOREWORD
I am proud to present the AFP’s Innovate Reconciliation   Our RAP will complement our AFP Cultural Reform:
Action Plan 2018 – 2020. It builds on our past efforts    Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2016–2026, which
and commits us to continue on this important journey      commits us to increasing our Aboriginal and Torres
towards reconciliation.                                   Strait Islander workforce to 2.5 per cent by the end of
                                                          2018. Support for our Malunggang Indigenous Officers
AFP values the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres
                                                          Network (MION) remains strong and is testimony to our
Strait Islander Australians to the community and in our
                                                          goal to grow and foster our own workforce.
workplace. We acknowledge the traditional owners
and custodians of the land on which we operate and        The AFP also has responsibility for providing policing
pay respect to all elders, both past and present.         services to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
                                                          This plan provides a blueprint for engagement
This plan provides an opportunity for us to continue
                                                          with the local ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait
our vision to recognise and respect Aboriginal and
                                                          Islander community.
Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is consistent
with AFP’s values as an ethical, values-driven            I encourage all AFP staff to make a personal
organisation, embracing diversity and inclusion.          commitment and professional contribution to
                                                          these outcomes.
We recognise the past and we are focusing on the
future. This plan articulates the deliberate steps that
we will take to connect with Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Australians in our community.

This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed
in partnership with Reconciliation Australia and their    Andrew Colvin APM OAM
contribution is appreciated.                              AFP Commissioner

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ACT CHIEF POLICE
       OFFICER’S MESSAGE
       In the ACT, community policing is proudly delivered         We also have targeted strategies aimed at working
       by the Australian Federal Police. We do this under          collaboratively to reduce the representation of
       contractual arrangement with the ACT Government.            members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                   community in the judicial system including the
       Through the Policing Arrangement and Purchase
                                                                   establishment of ACT Policing’s Indigenous and
       Agreement, we seek to reduce crime; enhance
                                                                   Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board and regular
       public safety; improve and promote road safety; and
                                                                   community forums.
       engage and partner with the community to increase
       community confidence in police; support early               I would like to put on record my appreciation of the
       intervention and diversion; and work to enhance and         ACT Council of Elders; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
       strengthen resilience within communities.                   Islander Elected Body; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                                                                   Islander Sub‑committee; the United Ngunnawal Elders
       As per the current Ministerial Direction to ACT
                                                                   Council; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Caucus; and
       Policing signed in July 2017, a specific area of focus is
                                                                   the AFP Malunggang Indigenous Officers’ Network for
       continuing the commitment to early intervention and
                                                                   their ongoing contribution. I look forward to continuing
       diversion strategies including restorative justice with a
                                                                   these important relationships as we work towards the
       focus on vulnerable groups, in particular young people
                                                                   actions articulated in this plan.
       and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This
       Reconciliation Action Plan directly supports us in
       achieving this aim.

       ACT Policing community engagement underpins
       our efforts in this area. At all times we aim to be
       both proactive and responsive. Whether it be in the         Assistant Commissioner Justine Saunders
       response to calls for service or the investigation          Chief Police Officer for the ACT
       of crime, we seek to build and enhance mutual
       relationships of trust and respect with the Aboriginal
       and Torres Strait Islander community and stakeholders.

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CONTENTS

AFP Commissioner’s foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
ACT Chief Police Officer’s message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Our business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Our vision for reconciliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Our RAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Our RAP journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Relationships  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Respect  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tracking and reporting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Contact officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
About the artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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OUR BUSINESS
       Vision: Policing for a safer Australia                 Mission: As Australia’s national
       The AFP is Australia’s national policing service. As
                                                              policing agency we protect Australians
       the Commonwealth agency responsible for leading        and Australia’s interests.
       policing efforts to keep Australians and Australian
                                                              The Australian Government and community have
       interests safe, both at home and overseas, we are
                                                              significant expectations of the AFP to protect
       a key member of the Australian law enforcement
                                                              Australians and Australian national interests. The
       and national security community, and the chief
                                                              AFP meets those expectations and works to keep
       source of advice to the Australian Government on
                                                              Australian communities safe by working with state
       policing issues.
                                                              and territory law enforcement partners, focusing on
       The AFP's role is to enforce Commonwealth criminal     operations, capacity and capability:
       law, contribute to combating complex, transnational
       serious and organised crime impacting Australia's
       national security and to protect Commonwealth                  Policing              Law enforcement
       interests from criminal activity in Australia
       and overseas.
                                                                    provide policing
       Two outcomes are identified for the AFP under the             services to the           combat complex,
       Portfolio Budget Statement:                                 Australian Capital         transnational and
                                                                Territory, Jervis Bay and    organised crime and
          • Outcome One: Reduced criminal and security            Australia’s external            terrorism
                                                                       territories
            threats to Australia’s collective economic
            and societal interests through cooperative
            policing services.                                  People and asset              International
          • Outcome Two: A safe and secure environment
                                                                   protection                 engagement
            through policing activities on behalf of the
            Australian Capital Territory Government.              protect Australian
                                                                                            disrupt crime offshore
                                                                 high office holders,
                                                                                             and support regional
                                                                 foreign dignitaries,
                                                                                            security as Australia’s
                                                                Australian government
                                                                                            principal international
                                                                    infrastructure,
                                                                                               law enforcement
                                                                   and designated
                                                                                                representative
                                                                international airports

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OUR VISION FOR
RECONCILIATION
Our vision for reconciliation is to create an environment that is culturally appreciative,
understanding and accepting of diversity and that contributes to sustainable practices and
programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

What we do                                                  Our staff
The AFP’s core responsibilities are underpinned by          As of 30 June 2017, the AFP has 6540 staff, consisting of
a series of specialist policing capabilities including      3383 police officers, 716 protective service officers and
digital and physical surveillance, covert capability,       2441 professional staff.
forensics and intelligence services, specialist response,
                                                            One hundred and nineteen staff, representing 1.8% of
criminal asset litigation and victim support.
                                                            AFP’s workforce identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres
The AFP’s vision is Policing for a Safer Australia.         Strait Islander Australians as at 30 June 2017.
As Australia’s national policing agency, we protect
                                                            The RAP supports AFP core values of:
Australians and Australia’s interests, and through
leadership, collaboration and innovation, we:                  • Integrity
   • adapt by being intelligence-informed;                     • Commitment
   • build partnerships in Australia and abroad;               • Excellence
   • drive Australia’s international policing interests        • Accountability
     to combat crime;
                                                               • Fairness
   • develop leading-edge policing capabilities
     and knowledge.                                            • Trust

AFP’s functions are listed in Section 8 of the                 • Respect
Australian Federal Police Act 1979 (the Act), include
responsibilities under the Witness Protection Act
1994 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and are
also informed by an associated Ministerial Direction
articulated under subsection 37(2) of the AFP Act.

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OUR RAP
                                           The AFP’s approach to reconciliation will continue
                                           to promote existing initiatives already in place and
                                           review their effectiveness as well as develop new
                                           strategies. The RAP provides a focus for how we, as an
                                           organisation, can play our part in closing the various
                                           gaps between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                           peoples and other Australians.

                                           The RAP is closely aligned with the AFP’s Cultural
                                           Reform: Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2016–2026
                                           and the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                                           Islander Employment Strategy. The AFP Diversity and
                                           Inclusion Strategy 2016–2026 promotes the inclusion,
                                           respect and value of the inherent differences we will
                                           bring to the workplace by developing, implementing,
                                           and reviewing strategies designed to include, recruit
                                           and retain members from diverse backgrounds.

                                                 A RAP Advisory Board will have oversight
                                                 of the implementation of actions under
                                                 this plan. The Board, chaired by the MION
                                                 Champion, will consist of Senior Executive
                                                 level members of the AFP; representatives
                                                 from MION and AFP’s regional offices;
                                                 a local community elder; and a senior
                                                 representative of a Commonwealth
                                                 department/agency.

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OUR RAP JOURNEY
Diversity and inclusion are core elements of modern           • Members of MION regularly attend
policing. Not only do they ensure we reflect the                Careers Expos.
community we serve, they also allow the AFP to build
                                                              • The AFP’s Cultural Reform: Diversity and
and maintain community trust, and strengthens our
                                                                Inclusion Strategy 2016–2026 includes a
capacity to effectively respond to local, national and
                                                                target to achieve an increase to 2.5% of
international challenges.
                                                                the representation of Aboriginal and Torres
This RAP, as with our previous plan, will support the           Strait Islander staff in our workforce by the
AFP’s commitment to achieving a diverse and inclusive           end of 2018.
workforce with relevance to our commitment to
                                                           • Since its inception in 2010, the AFP’s annual
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, within the
                                                             Directions Program Traineeship represents the
AFP and the Australian community. The AFP’s journey
                                                             AFP’s primary recruitment strategy targeting
towards reconciliation has resulted in:
                                                             Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is
   • A well-established network (the Malunggang              a 12 month full-time, administrative entry level
     Indigenous Officers Network – MION) and SES             program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
     Champion who work together to ensure our                Australians who have an interest in a career
     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees         with the AFP. Trainees complete a series of
     are supported and that emerging issues are              business area rotations within the organisation,
     identified and addressed.                               working in different teams to deliver
                                                             essential administrative support to a range of
   • The development of employment strategies
                                                             operational areas. Completion of a Certificate IV
     aimed at increasing the representation of
                                                             in Government with a focus on project
     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in
                                                             management is a component of the program.
     our workforce:
                                                             After successful completion of the traineeship,
       • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander            trainees will have permanent ongoing Canberra
         Employment Pathways portal has been                 based employment with the AFP.
         included on the AFP’s website giving
         specific information to potential Aboriginal
         and Torres Strait Islander candidates on
         how they can access employment in AFP.

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Ben Blakeney Memorial Award
                                                 Previous winners
                                                 2005 – Russell Brown
                                                 (not awarded 2006 – 2013)
                                                 2014 – Bryan Waddell
                                                 2015 – Alexandra McHugh
                                                 2016 – Dean Saddler
                                                 2017 – Vanessa Macauley

           • The Ben Blakeney Memorial Award has been                      for a one day visit to the AFP College. This visit
             annually awarded during NAIDOC Week to the                    provided participants with an insight into a
             person who has demonstrated commitment                        career as a police officer with AFP.
             and drive in support of MION ideals, such as
                                                                        • Each year the AFP hosts up to 60 high
             strengthening partnerships, promoting diversity
                                                                          performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
             and raising awareness of Indigenous issues
                                                                          students for an educational visit as part of a
             as well as promoting career advancement for
                                                                          joint Work Experience in Government (WEX)
             Indigenous employees.
                                                                          program with the Department of Prime Minister
           • In 2015, staff contributed a handprint in the                and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Australian
             colours of the Aboriginal flag to a painting                 Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF). The
             that was then finished by a staff member and                 aim of the program is to provide students with
             hangs in the main foyer of the AFP National                  the aspirations to undertake further study and
             Headquarters premises at the Edmund Barton                   pursue a career in the Australian Public Service.
             Building in Barton, Canberra which includes an
                                                                        • AFP has regularly sponsored the Youth of the
             Acknowledgement of Country as its centrepiece.
                                                                          Year Award and the Caring for Country Award at
           • A Better Practice Guide for Flying Flags at AFP              the annual ACT NAIDOC Ball.
             Premises has been prepared for guidance, and
                                                                        • All AFP staff have an opportunity to participate
             includes the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait
                                                                          in work activities aimed at celebrating culturally
             Islander flag protocols.
                                                                          significant events.
           • In 2017 AFP hosted participants of the New
                                                                        • Cultural Awareness Training is available to all
             South Wales Police’s Indigenous Police
                                                                          new AFP recruits and to mentors, team leaders
             Recruiting Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program
                                                                          and team members of trainees.

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Specific to ACT Policing:                               • Two Aboriginal Liaison Officer roles have been
                                                          established within ACT Policing and these
  • ACT Policing participates in a number of              members regularly attend local community
    community events to increase engagement and           events, and act as a source of advice to local
    improve relationships with the local Aboriginal       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
    and Torres Strait Islander community, including       members, as well as members of ACT Policing.
    the establishment of ACT Policing’s Indigenous
    and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board and       • ACT Policing participates in local NAIDOC Week
    regular community forums.                             and Reconciliation Week activities, volunteers
                                                          with the Police and Community Youth Club
  • ACT Policing is committed to actions under            (PCYC) in support of programs targeting at risk
    the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth; and
    Justice Partnership 2015–18 and the ACT               provides support and sponsorship to a range
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement       of local activities including touch football and
    2015–2018 (between the ACT Government and             netball carnivals.
    the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected
    Body) relating to embedding prevention and
    early intervention and diversionary approaches
    to law and justice responses. Our aim is:

     • to reduce the custody rates of
       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
       people through the improved use of
       the Front Up Program.

     • to maximise the use of all available
       diversion options for Aboriginal and
       Torres Strait Islander youth and adult
       offenders, including drug diversions;
       alcohol diversions; simple cannabis
       offence notices; and restorative justice.

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RELATIONSHIPS
          Building strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and
          other Australians ensures healthy communities for all. As a policing organisation, the AFP
          is responsible for serving and protecting all members of the Australian community. The RAP
          plays a pivotal role in our organisation in understanding, communicating and effectively
          interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

          Focus area: Support the implementation of the RAP

         Action                    Deliverable                                Timeline          Responsibility

         Actively monitor          RAP Advisory Board includes Aboriginal     May 2018          RAP Champion
         RAP development           and Torres Strait Islander staff and
                                                                                                Chair, RAP Advisory Board
         and implementation        community members and oversees the
         of actions, tracking      launch and implementation of the RAP.
         progress and reporting.
                                   RAP Advisory Board establishes its         Biannually from   RAP Champion
                                   Terms of Reference and meets at least      July 2018
                                                                                                Chair, RAP Advisory Board
                                   twice per year to monitor and report
                                   on implementation of actions and
                                   deliverables under this plan.

         Celebrate and             AFP will organise a series of internal     NRW – annually    RAP Champion
         participate in National   events in various AFP locations aimed at
                                                                                                Representative, MION
         Reconciliation Week       celebrating National Reconciliation Week
         (NRW) by providing        each year.                                                   Chairs, Cultural Reform
         opportunities to                                                                       Committees
         build and maintain
         relationships between     AFP staff are encouraged to                NRW – annually    RAP Champion
         Aboriginal and Torres     participate in events to recognise and
                                                                                                Representative, MION
         Strait Islander peoples   celebrate NRW.
         and other Australians.    Register our NRW events via                NRW – annually    Team Leader, Workforce
                                   Reconciliation Australia’s National                          Diversity and Inclusion
                                   Reconciliation Week website.                                 Team

                                   Support/contribute to at least one         NRW – annually    RAP Champion
                                   external National Reconciliation
                                                                                                Representative, MION
                                   Week event.
                                                                                                Team Leader, Workforce
                                                                                                Diversity and Inclusion
                                                                                                Team

                                   Facilitate the participation and           NRW – annually    RAP Champion
                                   engagement of members of the
                                                                                                Chair, RAP Advisory Board
                                   RAP Advisory Board in events that
                                   recognise and celebrate National                             Representative, MION
                                   Reconciliation Week.
                                                                                                Team Leader, Workforce
                                                                                                Diversity and Inclusion
                                                                                                Team

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Action                       Deliverable                                 Timeline              Responsibility

Raise internal and           Commissioner will write to at least         May 2018              Commissioner
external awareness of        10 partner organisations to provide a
                                                                                               RAP Champion
our RAP to promote           copy of AFP’s RAP and to promote our
reconciliation across        commitment to reconciliation.                                     Chair, RAP Advisory Board
our business and sector.
                                                                                               Team Leader, Strategic
                                                                                               Communications Team

                             Publish our Reconciliation Action Plan on   May 2018              Chair, RAP Advisory Board
                             AFP’s internal and external websites.
                                                                                               Team Leader, Strategic
                                                                                               Communications Team

                             Successes in achieving RAP deliverables     Biannually from       Chair, RAP Advisory Board
                             are publicised on AFP’s website and         May 2018
                                                                                               Team Leader, Strategic
                             celebrated.
                                                                                               Communications Team

                             The RAP Champion will report on             Biannually            RAP Champion
                             progress against the RAP to the Strategic
                             Leadership Group (SLG) biennially,
                             aimed at ensuring that they have a
                             continued commitment to the outcomes
                             of the AFP RAP.

Maintain internal and        RAP Champion actively participates in       Biannually report     RAP Champion
external relationships to    and promotes RAP activities.                to the Strategic
inform and promote our                                                   Leadership Group
reconciliation activities.
                             A regular forum for members of the          NRW – annually        RAP Champion
                             Malunggang Indigenous Officers
                                                                                               Team Leader, Workforce
                             Network is held during National
                                                                                               Diversity and Inclusion
                             Reconciliation Week aimed at ensuring
                                                                                               Team
                             that these members are confident
                             and committed to the delivery of RAP
                             activities.

Senior AFP                   To report to the Strategic Leadership       As scheduled          Commissioner
representation               Group biannually commencing July 2018.
                                                                                               Members of the Strategic
to contribute to
                                                                                               Leadership Group
interagency forums
and leadership                                                                                 Aboriginal and Torres
groups on addressing                                                                           Strait Islander Community
Aboriginal and Torres                                                                          Liaison Officers
Strait Islander matters,
                                                                                               Chair, Diversity Council
including the APS
Indigenous Champions                                                                           RAP Champion
Network.
                                                                                               Representative, MION

Continue to develop          Engage with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal        Ongoing               Coordinator,
relationships with the       Community Council and the Booderee                                Pacific Operations and
Jervis Bay community.        National Park Board of Management to                              Territory Team
                             develop and implement intervention and
                                                                                               OIC,
                             engagement strategies.
                                                                                               Jervis Bay Police Station

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Actions specific to ACT Policing:

          ACT Policing understands that community engagement provides the opportunity to learn
          about diverse views, insights and issues within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
          community. We are committed to working with our stakeholders to ensure that effective
          outcomes are delivered to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the ACT,
          that result in interactions and outcomes that will encourage and facilitate a positive and
          respectful relationship.

         Action                  Deliverable                                 Timeline          Responsibility

         Through effective       ACT Policing will continue to develop and   Quarterly         Chief Police Officer,
         community               implement intervention and engagement                         ACT Policing
         engagement, ACT         strategies with the Aboriginal and Torres
                                                                                               Coordinator, Community
         Policing will develop   Strait Islander community aimed at:
                                                                                               Safety and Intelligence,
         relationships, build
                                 •   reducing the number of Aboriginal                         ACT Policing
         capacity, inform
                                     and Torres Strait Islander people
         decision making and
                                     arrested using police discretion
         take action.
                                 •   increasing the use of cautions for
                                     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                     people using police discretion
                                 •   ensuring the use of alternative
                                     options to custody for intoxicated
                                     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                     people using police discretion.

                                 ACT Policing will work with the             Refer 20 people   Chief Police Officer,
                                 ACT Justice and Community Safety            by 2018           ACT Policing
                                 Directorate to reduce the custody rates
                                                                                               Coordinator, Community
                                 of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                                               Safety and Intelligence,
                                 people through supporting Aboriginal
                                                                                               ACT Policing
                                 and Torres Strait Islander people to use
                                 the Front Up program.

                                 ACT Policing will work with the             Quarterly         Chief Police Officer,
                                 ACT Justice and Community Safety                              ACT Policing
                                 Directorate to maximise the use
                                                                                               Coordinator, Community
                                 of diversion options for Aboriginal
                                                                                               Safety and Intelligence,
                                 and Torres Strait Islander adult and
                                                                                               ACT Policing
                                 young offenders, including through
                                 Drug Diversion, Alcohol Diversions,
                                 Simple Cannabis Offence Notices, and
                                 Restorative Justice programs.

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Action   Deliverable                                 Timeline              Responsibility

         AFP’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait          Consultation with     Chief Police Officer,
         Islander Community Liaison Officers in      stakeholders          ACT Policing
         ACT Policing will consult with Aboriginal   completed by
                                                                           Coordinator, Community
         and Torres Strait Islander organisations    September 2018
                                                                           Safety and Intelligence,
         in the ACT including the Aboriginal
                                                     Guiding Principles    ACT Policing
         Legal Service (NSW/ACT); the Winnunga
                                                     developed by March
         Nimmityjah Health Service; and the
                                                     2019 and reviewed
         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                     annually
         Elected Body to develop guiding
         principles for future engagement.

         Promote AFP’s commitment to the ACT         September 2018        Chief Police Officer,
         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander                             ACT Policing
         Justice Partnership 2015 – 2018 and
                                                                           Coordinator, Community
         actively participate in its review.
                                                                           Safety and Intelligence,
                                                                           ACT Policing

         Contribute to interagency forums and                              Chief Police Officer,
         leadership groups on addressing                                   ACT Policing
         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                           Coordinator, Community
         matters.
                                                                           Safety and Intelligence,
                                                                           ACT Policing
                                                                           ACT Policing Aboriginal
                                                                           Liaison Officers

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RESPECT
          To create an environment that is accepting, appreciative of diversity and aware of the
          contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community
          can bring to the organisation.

          Focus area: Respect is one of the AFP’s seven core values. Respect means treating
          ourselves and all others with consideration.
          In the AFP, that means we:
          • value our employees
          • appreciate and leverage the inherent diversity our employees bring to the workplace
          • consider the interests of others in our daily behaviour regardless of roles and status.

         Action                    Deliverable                                Timeline        Responsibility

         Engage employees          Review current framework of cultural       December 2018   Team Leader, Workforce
         in continuous             awareness training to all AFP staff, to                    Diversity and Inclusion
         cultural learning         ensure it meets the cultural learning                      Team
         opportunities to          needs of employees in all areas of our
                                                                                              Team Leader, Learning
         increase understanding    business, taking account of the various
                                                                                              and Development Team
         and appreciation          ways cultural training can be delivered
         of Aboriginal and         (online, face to face and cultural                         Representative, MION
         Torres Strait Islander    immersion). Consider embedding
         cultures, histories and   Reconciliation Australia’s Share Our
         achievements.             Pride online tool in the training.

                                   Investigate opportunities to work with     December 2018   Team Leader, Workforce
                                   the Canberra Institute of Technology’s                     Diversity and Inclusion
                                   Yurauna Centre to contribute to AFP’s                      Team
                                   cultural awareness training.
                                                                                              Team Leader, Learning
                                                                                              and Development Team
                                                                                              Team Leader, Directions
                                                                                              Program
                                                                                              Representative, MION

                                   Provide opportunities for RAP Advisory     December 2018   Team Leader, Workforce
                                   Board members, RAP champion, HR                            Diversity and Inclusion
                                   Advisors and other key leadership staff                    Team
                                   to participate in cultural training.
                                                                                              Team Leader, Learning
                                                                                              and Development Team
                                                                                              Representative, MION

                                   All members of the Malunggang              December 2018   Team Leader, Workforce
                                   Indigenous Officers Network who                            Diversity and Inclusion
                                   deliver Cultural Awareness Training will                   Team
                                   be offered appropriate instruction in
                                                                                              Team Leader, Learning
                                   training and assessment.
                                                                                              and Development Team
                                                                                              Representative, MION

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Action                     Deliverable                                  Timeline             Responsibility

Engage employees           Protocol for use of Welcome to Country       September 2018       RAP Champion
in understanding           and Acknowledgement of Country
                                                                                             Team Leader, Workforce
the significance of        are developed and embedded across
                                                                                             Diversity and Inclusion
Aboriginal and Torres      the organisation.
                                                                                             Team
Strait Islander cultural
protocols, such as                                                                           Team Leader,
Welcome to Country
                                                                                             Ceremonial and Protocol
and Acknowledgement
                                                                                             Team
of Country, to ensure a
shared meaning.                                                                              Representative, MION

                           Invite a Traditional Owner to provide a      NRW – annually       RAP Champion
                           Welcome to Country at significant events
                                                                                             Team Leader, Workforce
                           including during launch of this RAP and
                                                                                             Diversity and Inclusion
                           at National Reconciliation Week events.
                                                                                             Team
                                                                                             Representative, MION

                           Acknowledgement of Country cards will        September 2018       Team Leader, Workforce
                           be provided to AFP Executive, and those                           Diversity and Inclusion
                           who have participated in the Cultural                             Team
                           Awareness training.
                                                                                             Team Leader, Ceremonial
                                                                                             and Recognition Team

                           A list of key contacts for organising a      July 2018            Team Leader, Workforce
                           Welcome to Country and maintaining                                Diversity and Inclusion
                           respectful partnerships will be                                   Team
                           developed and published on AFP’s
                                                                                             Representative, MION
                           internal web.

                           Members of the Strategic Leadership          May 2018             RAP Champion
                           Group will include reference and a link to
                           AFP’s RAP in their email signature block
                           during periods of cultural significance,
                           such as NAIDOC Week and National
                           Reconciliation Week.

Provide opportunities      The AFP Enterprise Agreement will            NAIDOC Week,         Manager, People
for Aboriginal and         provide for reasonable time to be            annually             Strategies
Torres Strait Islander     made available to Aboriginal and
staff to engage with       Torres Strait Islander staff to allow for
their culture and          their participation in their cultures and
communities by             communities during NAIDOC Week.
celebrating NAIDOC
Week.                      AFP will sponsor and fund at least one       NAIDOC Week,         Team Leader, Workforce
                           annual NAIDOC Award.                         annually             Diversity and Inclusion
                                                                                             Team

                           The Ben Blakeney Memorial Award will         NAIDOC Week,         RAP Champion
                           be awarded to the Australian Federal         annually
                                                                                             Team Leader, Recognition
                           Police employee who, above all others,
                                                                                             and Awards Team
                           has demonstrated commitment and
                           drive in support of the ideals of the                             Team Leader, Workforce
                           Malunggang Indigenous Officers                                    Diversity and Inclusion
                           Network. These ideals include                                     Team
                           strengthening partnerships, promoting
                                                                                             Representative, MION
                           diversity and raising awareness
                           of Indigenous issues as well as
                           promoting career advancement for
                           Indigenous employees.

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OPPORTUNITIES
          The development of effective recruitment, retention and career progression strategies to
          create pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within all facets of the AFP
          will stimulate representation in law enforcement, develop the capability of employees,
          increase representation at senior levels and enhance the AFP’s cultural capability in
          Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and matters.
          The process to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers is firmly embedded
          into the AFP’s procurement and contracting policies expanding the range of Indigenous
          employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

          Focus area: Recruitment and retention strategies
          The AFP RAP governs initiatives that address the AFP’s Cultural Reform: Diversity and Inclusion
          Strategy 2016–2026 which includes as an objective that representation of Aboriginal and/or
          Torres Strait Islander Australians in the workforce will to increase to 2.5% by the end of 2018.

         Action                   Deliverable                                Timeline         Responsibility

         Investigate              An increase in the number of trainees      Annually from    Team Leader,
         opportunities to         joining the AFP Aboriginal and Torres      September 2018   Directions Program
         improve and increase     Strait Islander Directions Program
         Aboriginal and           Traineeship is prioritised, as a pathway
         Torres Strait Islander   to ongoing employment.
         employment outcomes
         within our workplace.    An annual initiatives plan is developed    Annually from    RAP Champion
                                  and funded in consultation with the        May 2018
                                                                                              Representative, MION
                                  Malunggang Indigenous Officers Network
                                  that will include personal development                      Team Leader,
                                  and leadership opportunities.                               Workforce Diversity and
                                                                                              Inclusion Team

                                  Consult with current Aboriginal and        Annually from    Representative, MION
                                  Torres Strait Islander staff to develop    May 2018
                                                                                              Team Leader,
                                  and implement an Aboriginal and
                                                                                              Workforce Diversity and
                                  Torres Strait Islander engagement and
                                                                                              Inclusion Team
                                  retention strategy.
                                                                                              Team Leader,
                                                                                              Directions Program

                                  Presentations on AFP’s Aboriginal          Annually from    Team Leader,
                                  and Torres Strait Islander Directions      January 2018     Directions Program
                                  Program Traineeship will be conducted
                                                                                              Team Leader, AFP
                                  annually in up to six regional and
                                                                                              Recruitment Team
                                  remote locations including schools,
                                  community and tertiary institutions,
                                  aimed at encouraging participation in
                                  the program.

                                  An internal mentoring network and          Annually from    Team Leader,
                                  buddy system is established for AFP’s      June 2018        Directions Program
                                  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                                              Team Leader, AFP
                                  Directions Program Traineeship
                                                                                              Recruitment Team
                                  participants.

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Action                   Deliverable                                  Timeline             Responsibility

                         All Team Leader, buddies and mentors         Annually from        Team Leader,
                         of participants in the AFP’s Aboriginal      June 2018            Directions Program
                         and Torres Strait Islander Directions
                         Program Traineeship will be required
                         to participate in cross cultural
                         awareness training.

                         AFP’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait           Annually from        Team Leader,
                         Islander Directions Program Traineeship      October 2018         Directions Program
                         and other identified vacancies will be
                                                                                           Team Leader, AFP
                         advertised in the Koori Mail and via the
                                                                                           Recruitment Team
                         Australian Public Service’s Indigenous
                         Careers Portal.

                         All job advertisements will include          May 2018             Team Leader, AFP
                         the words: ‘Aboriginal and Torres                                 Recruitment Team
                         Strait Islander people are encouraged
                         to apply.’

                         Representatives of the Malunggang            Immediately on       Team Leader,
                         Indigenous Officers Network                  appointment          Workforce Diversity and
                         leadership team will be provided with                             Inclusion Team
                         a letter of appointment signed by the
                         Commissioner, stating support and
                         providing reasonable time during
                         work hours to attend network related
                         activities. This affirms AFP’s commitment
                         to the contribution of MION members.

Investigate              The AFP will contribute to the               Annually from        Coordinator, National
opportunities to         Commonwealth’s target of awarding            July 2018            Procurement and
incorporate Aboriginal   three per cent of its domestic contracts                          Contracts Team
and Torres Strait        to Indigenous enterprises each financial
Islander supplier        year, from 2019–20.
diversity within our
                         Targets set under the Commonwealth
organisation.
                         Indigenous Procurement Policy will be
                         met, namely:
                         •   2 per cent in 2017–18;
                         •   2.5 per cent in 2018–19;
                         •   3 per cent by 2019–20.

                         Review and update procurement policies       September 2018       Coordinator, National
                         and procedures to ensure there are no                             Procurement and
                         barriers for procuring goods and services                         Contracts Team
                         from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                         businesses.

                         Develop and communicate to staff a list      September 2018       Coordinator, National
                         of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander                          Procurement and
                         businesses that can be used to procure                            Contracts Team
                         goods and services.

                         Investigate Supply Nation membership.        September 2018       Coordinator, National
                                                                                           Procurement and
                                                                                           Contracts Team

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TRACKING AND REPORTING

         Action                      Deliverable                               Timeline         Responsibility

         Report RAP                  The RAP Impact Measurement                Annually from    Team Leader,
         achievements,               Questionnaire is submitted to             September 2018   Workforce Diversity and
         challenges and              Reconciliation Australia.                                  Inclusion Team
         learnings to
         Reconciliation Australia.   Investigate participation in the          September 2018   Team Leader, Workforce
                                     RAP Barometer.                                             Diversity and Inclusion
                                                                                                Team

         Publicly report RAP         Reference our RAP achievements,           Annually from    RAP Champion
         achievements,               challenges and learnings in a RAP         June 2018
                                                                                                Team Leader,
         challenges and              Update to be published on the
                                                                                                Workforce Diversity and
         learnings.                  AFP website.
                                                                                                Inclusion Team
                                                                                                Representative, MION

         Review, refresh             Liaise with Reconciliation Australia to   January 2020     RAP Advisory Board
         and update RAP in           develop a new RAP based on learnings,
                                                                                                Team Leader,
         consultation with           challenges and achievements.
                                                                                                Workforce Diversity and
         Reconciliation Australia.
                                                                                                Inclusion Team
                                                                                                Representative, MION

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CONTACT OFFICER
Contact officers for this document

Australian Federal Police

Position: Team Leader, Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Team
Email: Workforce-Diversity@afp.gov.au

ACT Policing

Position: Coordinator, Community Safety and Intelligence
Email: ACT-CRED@afp.gov.au

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ABOUT
        THE ARTIST
        My name is Anthony Bean. I am a Kooma man from
        south-western Queensland. I started to paint when
        I was in high school with gradually more and more
        people beginning to take notice of my work. I love
        being able to start with a blank piece of paper or
        canvas and watch as it evolves into something that
        is visually enjoyable.

        I have been with the Australian Federal Police (AFP)
        for just over six years, having joined in 2012 through the AFP Directions Traineeship Program. I have worked in a
        number of areas within the AFP, including ACT Policing, each area rewarding me with further knowledge about the
        law enforcement environment within Australia.

        In 2018 I was awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medallion for my contributions to the AFP, having had the
        privilege of showcasing my culture through the Malunggang Indigenous Officers Network (MION) as the MION
        Executive Chair in 2015, and through my artwork.

        For the artwork used in this document (full artworks on opposite page), the four platypuses represent each of the
        areas of the AFP (national, Protective Service Officers, ACT Policing, and professional staff). They appear to be on
        a journey, this is the journey of the AFP. Each canvas depicts two meeting places surrounded by men, women and
        children. There are eight in total (six for the states, one for the two territories, and one for the AFP’s international
        efforts). There are twelve suns/stars represented on each canvas, symbolising a year or the many days and nights
        that we all work.

        Each painting is named as such:

           • ‘Many days and nights;’

           • ‘We protect and serve;’

           • ‘The ones we love;’

           • ‘Whose rights we preserve.’

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