What is the Red framework?

What is the Red framework? Introduction to the Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework

The RED Framework supports the ACTPS to meet its obligations under the PSM Act and supports ACTPS employees to understand expectations regarding their own and others’ behaviour in the workplace.

How can a workplace promote Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety? Provide an open door policy for Aboriginal to discuss any issues they are having in the workplace. Listen out for or observe unacceptable behaviours in the workplace. Call out any unacceptable behaviours and follow policies and procedures to address. Ensure the Aboriginal worker is supported through the process.

What is Aboriginal cultural load? Cultural load is the (often invisible) additional workload borne by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the workplace, where they are either the only Indigenous person or one of a small number of Indigenous people.

How you can actively promote Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety for people you encounter eg clients and work colleagues? 

Maori, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Strategies that enhance the ability to be culturally safe include:

  • reflecting on one’s own culture, attitudes and beliefs about ‘others’
  • clear, value free, open and respectful communication.
  • developing trust.
  • recognising and avoiding stereotypical barriers.

What is the Red framework? – Additional Questions

What is considered rude in aboriginal culture?

To make direct eye contact can be viewed as being rude, disrespectful or even aggressive.To convey polite respect, the appropriate approach would be to avert or lower your eyes in conversation. Observe the other person’s body language.

How would you model cultural safety in your own work practices?

A culturally safe workplace provides all workers with a workplace that has:
  1. Respectful communication.
  2. Two-way dialogue.
  3. An environment that values all contributions.
  4. Recognition and avoidance of stereotypical barriers.
  5. Shared knowledge.

How do you show respect to Aboriginal culture in the workplace?

  1. Learn about our history and Indigenous cultures today.
  2. Share what you’ve learnt.
  3. Engage with the Indigenous community in your area.
  4. Acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land you work on.
  5. Get involved throughout the year.

How do you promote partnerships with Aboriginal communities?

  1. Showing respect.
  2. Acknowledge country. Connection with country is crucial to the well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  3. Use preferred local name for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  4. Ask or listen; don’t tell.
  5. Seek more than one opinion.
  6. Relationship before business.

What are indigenous cultural protocols?

What are Cultural Protocols? Protocols are ethical principles which guide behaviour in a particular situation. These protocols are designed to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and intellectual property rights.

What are cultural protocols?

Cultural protocols describe the historical and current customs, tradition and accepted codes of behaviour of a specific cultural group. These protocols are present in all cultures and are an important part of ensuring people interact and conduct their behaviour in an appropriate and respectful manner.

What are three key skills of culturally safe communication?

Culturally safe communication
  • Language. Want to keep.
  • Time. Did you know the concept of time may be perceived differently by some of Australia’s First Peoples?
  • Eye contact. Your non-verbal communication speaks far more than your verbal communication.
  • Questioning.
  • Decision making.

What are 3 work practices that can be considered to be culturally appropriate?

Workplace practices that are culturally appropriate and demonstrate inclusiveness include celebrating different cultural holidays, sharing food from other cultures and appreciating art and literature from around the world.

What is culturally unsafe?

Unsafe cultural practice comprises any action which diminishes, demeans or disempowers the cultural identity and wellbeing of an individual.

What are 4 culturally appropriate work practices?

SEVEN PRACTICES YOU CAN IMPLEMENT TO INCREASE CULTURAL AWARENESS IN THE WORKPLACE
  • Get training for global citizenship.
  • Bridge the culture gap with good communication skills.
  • Practice good manners.
  • Celebrate traditional holidays, festivals, and food.
  • Observe and listen to foreign customers and colleagues.

What 4 factors affect cultural sensitivity?

Certain factors can affect cultural sensitivity. These factors include religion, ethnicity(race), national origin(language), or gender.

What is culturally insensitive?

Q&A. Judging people without understanding or being aware of one’s culture is known as cultural insensitivity. When an individual is not aware of the cultural differences and the similarities in the culture of the people, it can create an impact.

How can a workplace promote Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety?

Provide an open door policy for Aboriginal to discuss any issues they are having in the workplace. Listen out for or observe unacceptable behaviours in the workplace. Call out any unacceptable behaviours and follow policies and procedures to address. Ensure the Aboriginal worker is supported through the process.

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