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    Making progress on our reconciliation commitments

    Medibank RAP Murun Waluwin (Live Healthy) by Christopher Delamont

    Medibank’s unique culture embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion in the workplace and health sector.

    Today, Medibank shared an update on the progress made in the first year of its 2022-2024 Reconciliation Action Plan – a key commitment of the company’s diversity and inclusion agenda.

    Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2022 – 2024 – progress update

    Medibank’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2022 – 2024 sets out our commitments to reconciliation and contribution to addressing the gap in health and wellbeing outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Over the past year, our focus has been on embedding and expanding practices that strengthen cultural awareness and responsiveness within our organisation.

    Key highlights include:

    • Cultural awareness education forming part of our annual training requirements for all employees, including face-to-face training for senior leaders.
    • Increasing our investment in procuring goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Target was $750,000 spend for the 2022 calendar year, achieved >$1 million. This is more than double our spend in 2021.
    • New and targeted recruitment processes that are focused on addressing the employment gap and welcoming more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to join Medibank and build careers with us.
    • The evolution of our active and engaged Aboriginal Employee Network and establishment of a broader RAP Alliance Network of employees who help drive engagement in our RAP commitments right across the across the organisation.

    Medibank RAP Chair Sally Haydon said: “We’ve made great progress in a number of areas but there is still so much for us to learn and listen to.

    “Continuing to provide opportunities for education and building cultural awareness remains a key focus for us.

    “We will continue to be led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and community organisations to understand the role that we can play and inform the important work that we are doing to address health equity.”

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