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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Initiatives

Marcia Browning

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) was the first event of its kind to have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The Games RAP was based Respect, Relationships and Opportunities and is a direct result of the commitment to deliver legacy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This is the result of a commitment from Games Partners to deliver legacy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and has been led by the Queensland Government through the Office of the Commonwealth Games (OCG) and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

Early estimates suggest the GC2018 RAP will generate close to $8 million in contracts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses, provide employment and training for hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, support cultural integration at events across the Commonwealth Games, and create lasting cultural programs and initiatives across Queensland.

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Read all about the GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan or watch the video.

The Games provided a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes to take the stage and showcase their talent and culture to the world, and it is also an opportunity to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and arts on the world stage.

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