Reconciliation Statement of Commitment
The Kudos Services Team confirms its ongoing commitment to Reconciliation.
We are strongly committed to improving the cultural, spiritual and family wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to building strong, safe, resilient and stable communities.
We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Australians with unique cultures, languages and spiritual relationships to the land and seas and the inherent rights, laws, customs, religions and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We commit to continuing to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to achieve:
‘A united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice and equity for all’
(Vision of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation).
Kudos Services recognises the Government apology to the Indigenous peoples of Australia on 13th February 2008 and acknowledgement of the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations for their pain, suffering and hurt, and that of their descendants and their families left behind. We applaud the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition Bill 2013 that paves the way for Constitutional change.
At Kudos Services, reconciliation is everyone’s responsibility and means that all staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers, and communities work together to deliver inclusive and sustainable outcomes.
Kudos Services plays an important role in addressing the disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and upholds principles of a culturally competent workforce and culturally inclusive program and service design.
Reconciliation underpins our priorities to:
- Develop policies and fund and provide services that are appropriate, relevant and meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities
- Work in positive and practical ways with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to achieve integrated services with long term outcomes today and for future generations
- Invest in leadership and identify champions to promote and raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues within our organisation and in the broader community
- Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed, including in decision making positions
- Promote cultural diversity, respect and inclusiveness, and combat racism in all its forms.