The Queensland Rugby Football League Limited Reconciliation Action Plan (QRL RAP) is a formal recognition of our commitment to promoting reconciliation inclusiveness on and off the field, and a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Our RAP provides greater autonomy and discretion to develop appropriate cultural processes to be included into our business operations and at the QRL Board levels. Our game will grow and be guided by our RAP principles to further advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders to continue to remain within our game into the near future. The QRL RAP will be led by the QRL’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous Advisory Committee, the Council has seven members and chaired by Edward Monaei.
The QRL’s Indigenous Advisory Committee was established as a result from a governance review that recommended the QRL Board take a more strategic role and delegate some operational matters to other bodies and staff. The Indigenous Advisory Committee was created to bring together people with technical and / or content expertise to provide advice to the Game Development and Competitions Advisory Committee. The Committee is also committed to delivering on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a significant statement that recognises and supports the inclusion of First Nations Peoples as the First People of Australia within the Australian Constitution.
The terms of reference of the committee is to provide advice, consultation and policy development, review program development, review and support the development of strategic direction, special projects as determined by the Game Development and Competitions Advisory Committee.
In recent times, the Indigenous Advisory Committee have also contributed to the inclusion of the Queensland Maroons Indigenous training jersey and begun development of the QRL’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy aimed at developing culturally appropriate pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
The QRL RAP will be championed by the QRL Senior Leadership Team and QRL Board and led by the Queensland Rugby League Indigenous Advisory Committee Chairman and Committee. The QRL RAP was developed and will be implemented by the QRL Indigenous Advisory Committee in partnership with QRL staff across all business units.