Cultural responsiveness is an ongoing personal journey.
All Australians should understand Australia’s true history and their own place, history and positionality in the racial structures (internalised, interpersonal and systemic racism) that continue to operate in Australia today.
In addition, all Australians should develop understanding of, value and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, perspectives and cultures, including their unique connection to the land, waters and skies.
This is the base for better relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider community.
Staff can improve their level of knowledge and understanding through building their cultural responsiveness and capacity.
Schools and early learning services should provide various opportunities for staff to build and deepen their knowledge and understanding throughout their ongoing cultural responsiveness journey.