Rural Lifestyle Options Australia Annual Report 2017 - 2018

OUR PLAN FOR RECONCILIATION

In November 2017 , Rural Lifestyle Options Australia

In May 2018 , staff recognised National Reconciliation Week with a morning tea. Participants, staff and members of the community acknowledged the significance of the event at our South East Queensland Social Hub by reflecting on our shared histories, cultures, and achievements. Attendees were treated to Crocodile and Corn Vol Au Vents, Peppermint Gum Cream Cookies or Lemon Myrtle Native Slab Cheesecake.

announced that our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan was given final endorsement by Reconciliation Australia. Since its inception, the organisation has held a number of events honouring our commitment to developing a long term sustainable foundation, across the communities in which we operate, for future engagement and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Most Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies of any country in the world — but this is not true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In March 2018 , we held a morning tea to recognise this inequality, as part of Oxfam’s Close The Gap campaign. For a gold coin donation, guests enjoyed a morning tea with traditional aboriginal music and Close The Gap trivia. Attendees were also invited to sign a petition which called on the Australian Government to provide adequate health services for Aboriginal people.

To read our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan, visit www.rloa.org.au/publications

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