• Reconciliation action plan (RAP) 2014–17

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     Commissioner’s message

    I’m pleased to present the Reconciliation action plan (RAP) 2014–17 for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

    This is our third RAP – it builds on what we’ve learnt and introduces new initiatives to create better financial futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, now and for generations to come.

    The RAP contributes to government programs, such as Closing the GapExternal Link and the Council of Australian Governments' National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation, by providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop their financial literacy and supporting employment.

    The ATO is committed to ongoing, productive relationships and expanding our free resources, tools and information. We have introduced new initiatives for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector, such as videos on the ATO’s YouTube channel. These short films feature Aboriginal business owners, sharing their first-hand experience with tax. We hope others can learn from their stories and are encouraged to seek our support. We also continue to work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses by purchasing goods and services from organisations like Supply Nation.

    We value and respect the culture and heritage of our ATO employees and aim for a workforce that reflects the diversity of Australia’s population. Guided by our RAP, by 2018 we hope to have increased the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to 2.7% of our workforce.

    This RAP is our commitment – including actions and targets – to improving the economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through employment, education and support.

    Signature Chris Jordan

    Chris Jordan AO

    Commissioner of Taxation

      Last modified: 04 Mar 2016QC 20070