Stage and Screen acts on Reconciliation

For generations stages, screens and sports fields across Australia have showcased the talent, grit and timeless culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. And now Stage and Screen is pleased to officially embed its values and vision for reconciliation into its corporate philosophy.

As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, Stage and Screen has unveiled its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which details unique initiatives to be delivered during the next two years.

Officially launched on Monday 14 February, following National Apology Day, the plan has been built on the principles and purpose of reconciliation. By putting words into actions with tangible goals, Stage and Screen is proudly committing to a future built on fostering consultation and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, staff and stakeholders.

“The sectors we work in – being the entertainment, sports and creative industries – thrive on diversity and we are indebted to the immeasurable contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” said Stage and Screen General Manager, Adam Moon. “As a team we are excited to have had our RAP formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, and we are pleased to be taking meaningful steps on the journey to advance reconciliation, equality and equity.”

The plan, named Stage and Screen ‘Innovate RAP’, is based around the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, and sets out over 50 deliverables that the company has publically committed to addressing by 2024.

“It’s important that our Innovate RAP hones our focus as a company to achieve real outcomes which support reconciliation in all of its forms,” said Adam. “By championing understanding and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, we can enhance our workplace culture and hopefully also inspire others to start their own reconciliation journey.”

Flight Centre Travel Group Australia Managing Director, James Kavanagh, said the launch of FCTG’s Reconciliation Action Plan strengthened an already important year in the company’s history.

“2022 represents a very significant milestone for us as we celebrate 40 years of doing business. It is both a privilege and an honour to be able to establish our Reconciliation Action Plan goals during this milestone year for our company,” James said.

“We’re so excited to explore and build on our journey with Reconciliation Australia, our partners and our people.”

FCTG’s RAP journey includes partnerships with over 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, alongside other customers who work primarily in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The travel group also works closely with other organisations including Baidem, a cybersecurity supplier who FCTG has been in partnership with since 2019. Our Baidam partnership allows FCTG to support employment pathways in IT, through educational scholarships in cybersecurity training.

Late 2019 FCTG partnered with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation, The Johnathan Thurston Academy and The Girls Academy to launch FCTG’s first Indigenous Art Competition.

The winner’s artwork is displayed within our Innovate RAP. Art competition winners can also spend a day at FCTG to understand careers not only in the travel industry, but also in the corporate world of creative design.

Our Innovate RAP runs over 2022 - 2024 and outlines actions for achieving our vision for reconciliation.

About our Innovative RAP

Through the initiatives showcased in our Innovate RAP, we hope to create educated teams who understand the importance of reconciliation, to see our people develop strong relationships with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, develop collaborative initiatives that support needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and collectively celebrate the traditions and journey of our First Nations People.