The values of equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of all we do at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) – it is ingrained in our workplace values, our advocacy and our ethical code.
As a global professional body, each day we aspire to do more than represent members and society. Part of our purpose is to advocate for the public good.
Supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart
As the conversation grows across Australia about the importance of having a First Nations Voice to Parliament, CA ANZ supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
CA ANZ accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with First Nations people in a movement of all Australian people for a better future and support a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
There is power in shared passion and our members have told us this is important to them. Our profession desires to be truly inclusive and diverse, working in a way that is fair, representing the communities we serve.
We welcome a referendum to enable constitutional reform and we will encourage our members to be part of the movement of Australian people towards a better future.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Acknowledging the inequity and challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formalises our commitment to help close the gap so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have access to the same opportunities for career advancement and prosperity as others enjoy.
Our plan to December 2022 focuses on putting in place the right foundations for CA ANZ to introduce further reconciliation commitments in future years.
To embed this commitment, we are starting by offering our people more opportunities to listen, learn and connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture, so they bring this understanding to their work and make a difference for the communities in which they work and live.
This plan is the first stage of a multi-year commitment to Reconciliation.
About the RAP artwork
The artwork featured on the cover of our Reflect RAP titled “Identity and Information" or “Gnany Kaatijin” in Noogar, was designed by Rhys Paddick, a Yamatji/Noongar digital artist. It represents both the flow of information, represented through our rivers, and our identity represented using the handprint and u-shape symbols. The handprint and the u shapes represent us as people, and as both the custodians and interpreters of the flow of information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand offer four (4) scholarships annually to help students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage complete the CA Program and become a Chartered Accountant.
Indigenous Australian and Māori Accounting
We embrace diversity and respect the cultures of our Indigenous Australian and Māori members.