The values of equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of all we do at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand – it is ingrained in our workplace values, our advocacy efforts 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.
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 Reflect RAP is the first stage of a multi-year commitment to reconciliation.
From now until December 2022 our focus is to put 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 CA ANZ work and make a difference for the communities in which they work and live.
About the artwork
The artwork featured on the cover our Reflect RAP titled “Identity and Information: or, in Noogar, is “Gnany Kaatijin” was designed by Rhys Paddick. It represents both the flow of information, represented through our rivers, and our identity represented using the handprint and u-shape symbols. Both the handprint and the u shapes represent us as people, and as both the custodians and interpreters of the flow of information.
About the artist
Rhys Paddick, a Yamatji/Noongar digital artist from Boorloo (Perth, WA) began his arts career naturally, with a keen focus on sharing Aboriginal culture in modern forums. Represented through his work Rhys focuses on storytelling and connection to two worlds, both the modern and the traditional cultures, that we share as Australians.
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand's Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
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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.