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Introducing our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023

Credit Corp is proud to introduce its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Thomas Beregi, CEO, spoke of Credit Corp’s reconciliation journey:

“Our vision is for an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy the same access to employment and sustainable financial solutions as the wider Australian community. This RAP builds on the foundations laid by our Reflect RAP 18 months ago, which formalised our commitment to increasing First Nation’s participation in the financial sector. Since then, we have taken important steps to affirm our commitment and advance the understanding of reconciliation across Australia, with our RAP Working Group championing National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week activities. Through the year we invited traditional custodians of the land to share their stories, commissioned artworks by Indigenous artists local to our offices, and launched initiatives focused on encouraging inclusion and respect.

We have also prioritised the strengthening of long-standing relationships with Financial Counsellors across Australia and the Magistrates Court in Western Australia, including Aboriginal Liaison Officers. By better understanding how to assist First Nations people in a culturally respectful manner with fines, civil matters and debt, we have the opportunity to improve their economic and social wellbeing.

Our Innovate RAP now provides the roadmap for the next stage in our reconciliation journey. Over the following 24 months it will guide us in the implementation of practical actions with a view to making tangible change. I look forward to seeing our actions come to life to help create a more inclusive and respectful community.”

Read our Innovate Reconciliation Plan