Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation
MTC-Broadspectrum is committed to building strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and creating increased opportunities for employment and engagement.We acknowledge Indigenous people as being the original custodians of their lands and the importance of preserving their culture and customs. MTC-Broadspectrum works under the Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) of our joint venture partner Broadspectrum, focusing on the following areas:
- Relationships - we see that having strong, sustainable and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities is crucial to closing the gap of disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups;
- Respect - we recognise and respect the local customs and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities and the importance of these practices in preserving and protecting their culture; and
- Opportunities - we are committed to providing long-term, sustainable employment, training, education and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.
Measurement and accountability
The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) demonstrates MTC-Broadspectrum’s commitment to Australia’s national efforts to close the Indigenous life expectancy gap and outlines measurable actions that we are taking to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation within the business.
Our Indigenous Advisory Board advises us on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relations and engagement, provides guidance and direction in implementing policies and practices, and challenges us to seek continual improvements. The Indigenous Advisory Board comprises members of Broadspectrum executive management team and senior representatives from the community.