Promoting Reconciliation

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Promoting Reconciliation

PwC Australia and PwC's Indigenous Consulting (PIC) have launched their first joint Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for 2019-2023 and confirmed support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

PwC began its reconciliation journey in 2010 to support Indigenous business and boost employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year our RAP has achieved Elevate endorsement from Reconciliation Australia, acknowledging our proven track record of embedding RAP initiatives and taking a leadership position to advance Indigenous business.

We remain committed to bringing our skills, expertise and amazing people to the challenge of making positive progress towards reconciliation.

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In Australia, reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is fundamental to achieving this and is core to Australia’s shared national identity.

Business has a crucial role in the reconciliation process and we’re proud to be among those businesses who are taking action.

At PwC and PIC we believe it is paramount that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities have a constitutionally enshrined voice to empower their communities to self determine their futures. We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, including a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations peoples. We would like to thank the First Nations Peoples of Australia for the invitation to participate in this important movement which is working towards a better future for all Australians.

Luke Sayers, CEO PwC Australia

PwC’s and PIC’s Joint RAP commitments include:

  • A pilot program in Victoria to incubate 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to fast track their growth. If successful, PwC will scale the program nationally to at least 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses across the country.
  • Employ 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into our Firm over the next four years. PwC has developed and implemented tailored recruitment strategies to meet this target.
  • PwC is a Supply Nation member and will continue to improve its procurement strategies to grow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. By 2023, PwC will achieve 2.5% of contestable spend with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suppliers and PIC will achieve 3% of contestable spend with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander suppliers.

PwC and PIC are striving towards a fully reconciled Australia.

The PwC & Murra Boost Initiative

The PwC & Murra Boost Initiative is a partnership between PwC and the Murra Alumni of the Melbourne Business School, whereby we provide $30,000 in skills and expertise to support a winning Indigenous Business to support a specific issue that will allow for future growth.

Marrawah Law, an Indigenous owned legal practice is the 2018 winner of the PwC & MURRA Boost Initiative, receiving skills and expertise valued at $30,000.

Marrawah Law is a multi-award winning legal practice formed in July 2018, Marrawah Law represents the combined strengths of three firms with over 75 years’ experience in the practice of law for government, corporate and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. Their expertise in the areas of native title and cultural heritage law are recognised nationally. The Firm is home to five lawyers and three administrative staff across two offices in Cairns and Brisbane.

"We are very excited to win this year’s PwC & MURRA Boost Initiative and look forward to working with PwC. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to reach our goals of increasing market share and social media engagement", said Principal Solicitor Leah Cameron.

"On behalf of PwC, I would like to congratulate Leah Cameron at Marrawah Law for winning the PwC & MURRA Boost initiative. PwC and PwC’s Indigenous Consulting are thrilled to help grow and strengthen Marrawah Law business practices and contribute to their future success.” Kim Cheater, PwC National Reconciliation Governance Group Co-Chair.
 

Established in 2002, Naturecall Environmental is a one hundred percent Aboriginal owned business founded by Managing Director and Muruwari man, Steven Noy. Naturecall Environmental is committed to environmental sustainability, business growth of Indigenous owned companies and Aboriginal education and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth.

"Naturecall Environmental are thrilled to win this year’s PwC & MURRA Boost Initiative. Being given this opportunity to work with PwC will allow Naturecall to take our commitment to social responsibility and Indigenous engagement to the next level and this is something we are very excited about.” Steven Noy, Managing Director at Naturecall Environmental.

"On behalf of PwC, I would like to thank the organisations that applied for the PwC & Murra Boost Initiative this year and congratulate Steven Noy and the team at Naturecall Environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for PwC and PwC’s Indigenous Consulting to help grow their capability and contribute to their future success.” Kim Cheater, PwC National Reconciliation Governance Group Co-Chair.
 

Contact us

Rosalie Wilkie

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 8381

Kim Cheater

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 8 8218 7407

Erin Woolford

Senior manager, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 8 8218 7029

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