Reconciliation Action Plan

Welcome to our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The RAP forms the backbone of Maxima’s commitment to reconciliation and reaffirms our work with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the key activities.

The Innovate RAP builds on the achievements of our Reflect RAP, and our goal to further embed positive relationships, respect, and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will ensure that our core activities contribute actively to reconciliation.

As our national presence has expanded to 70 offices across the country, so too has our influence and reach into these communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of these lands and recognise their Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the rich Aboriginal cultural heritage in the regions and cities in which we operate.

Through this RAP we hope to strengthen partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and create meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal youth and all Maxima customers to embed knowledge and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures amongst staff and stakeholders.

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About the Artist

Anthony Lew-Fatt

Anthony Lew-Fatt is a Southern Arrernte man from Central Australia who was born and raised in Alice Springs. Spending time on his traditional homelands south of the town meant Anthony grew up with a deep connection to the place he calls home. Anthony is a proud father and husband who spends his spare time with his family on his homelands and playing footy.

Anthony began painting whilst living in Sunbury, Victoria, as a way to stay connected to his home more than 2000kms away. He believes there is an inherent connection between the past and the present and that connection guides our future. Anthony believes that this connection can be communicated using a combination of modern and traditional art that pays respects to his past and strengthens the present.

About the Artwork

The Paths That Cross

“There are many paths that one can take in life. Some may lead to opportunity and others not so much. When one has opportunity placed in front of them they also have the choice to take it or not to and this decision is one that can often be hard to make. In these situations it can be integral to have a central point, support, a rock! Maxima is exactly that for many First Nations and non-First Nations people. Some come to the organisation lost on their path to employment, whilst others engage the organisation with the prospect of furthering their career. One thing is certain…..When their paths cross the people that the organisation touches, leave with a lasting impact.” – Anthony Lew-Fatt

The Organisation

The piece starts with Maxima at the centre of the piece. Being the focus point it was important to represent Maxima in the way that came through the strongest in the interviews I conducted.

The Reach

I created 4 spherical shapes at each point of the compass. These represent the organisations reach across the country and the extent it goes to create opportunities for First Nations people. It also represents the southern cross which we all live under as one. Maxima is represented in these shapes with a single orange dot.

The Path

This is important as it represents the many ways in which people reach Maxima seeking opportunity. Many paths cross in life and in this instance Maxima is where they intersect.

The People

It was clear throughout this process that Maxima has touched many peoples lives in a positive way. However everyone’s journey to and with the organisation is different. The footprints walking into the centre represent people on their journey of opportunity and employment. The people sitting in the centre present Maxima Staff, Trainees and DES participants learning and growing in a positive way. The footprints leaving represent those Maxima has assisted on their journey, leaving with the everlasting impact the organisation has made in their lives. Later you will see each represented in their own paint. Orange for Maxima, Black, Yellow and White for DES Participants and White for Trainees.

The Animals

These represent the coat of arms. This is significant in the fact that as Australians we are all responsible for recognising and acknowledging the past and creating united future. You will soon see these circled in orange dots representing Maxima and your role in this.

The Country

Country is an integral part of life for First Nations people. It provides sustenance, belonging and most importantly holds the story of this great land. Where once we as First Nations people occupied this vast land on our own, each with our own laws, customs and languages, now we share it. The Yellow and White dots represent country in a traditional way.

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