Research Team: Assoc Prof Wei Qian, Dr Amanpreet Kaur, Assoc Prof Deirdre Tedmanson (CMVI)

Partners: Department of Energy and Mining, Reconciliation South Australia (RecSA)


The adoption of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program is one of the most important highlights in the reconciliation road map in Australia, however, still only a very small number of organisations in Australia have adopted this program and reported on RAP impacts.


To investigate the implementation and reporting process among the RAP adopters in the public sector of South Australia.


Preliminary findings have provided several measures that can promote the implementation of RAPs and key practical implications. These include the need for a more stakeholder informed approach, RAP integration with core business strategies, active involvement of Reconciliation SA, innovative measurement tools for measuring social impacts, meaningful reconciliation that includes activities such as connecting to Aboriginal culture, values and history and executive support to strengthen culturally diverse RAP committees.