February 1, 2023

Commits to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice to Parliament

EnergyAustralia today released its 2023-25 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), including support for Constitutional Recognition for First Nations peoples through a Voice to Parliament. 

The new RAP outlines a series of commitments that bring to life EnergyAustralia’s vision for reconciliation. The vision looks forward to a united Australia that acknowledges and celebrates First Nations peoples and cultures and where we work inclusively and collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as we lead and accelerate the clean energy future for all Australians.  

The new RAP sets out an aspirational but practical set of commitments over the next two years which will see EnergyAustralia bring its vision for reconciliation to life by:  

  • Increasing the understanding of First Nations peoples, histories, and cultures among EnergyAustralia employees, contractors, and partners. 

  • Revising and improving our approach to supplier and employment participation to ensure greater supplier diversity and the creation of employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

  • Establishing new partnerships and other collaborative opportunities to engage First Nations communities in the clean energy transition. 

  • Voicing support for reconciliation and encouraging our people to participate in reconciliation activities. 

Managing Director Mark Collette said: “Our commitments in our new RAP outline the ways EnergyAustralia will play its role in advancing reconciliation. 

“With the Australian Government’s intention to hold a referendum on Constitutional recognition for First Nations people, we can also play a role in informing our people with perspectives on reconciliation, so they are well informed about the Voice to Parliament,” Mr Collette said. 

Energy Australia’s 2023-25 Reconciliation Action Plan can be found here