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Shining a light on suicide: today is World Suicide Prevention Day

One in two young people are impacted by suicide by the time they turn 25 – meaning that half of the Australian population is personally touched by suicide one way or another. 

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Mental health: an enormous challenge in the Indigenous community and even more if you are LGBTIQ+

Black Rainbow has delivered incredible impact to date, supporting dozens of events and writers. It’s all about bringing community out, and supporting them to live proud, and connected.

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Alison Kitchen, Australian Chairman responds to Ken Wyatt’s pledge for Indigenous recognition

Yesterday, in a speech to the National Press Club, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt committed to, “… develop and bring forward a consensus option for constitutional recognition to…

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Responsible Investment – no need to sacrifice returns

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), in conjunction with KPMG, have just released their report which charts the level of application of responsible investment strategies across Asset Managers in the Australian Market

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Holler for a Huskee. Changing behaviour to reduce waste in our offices

For World Environment Day, we celebrate an important milestone on our mission to eliminate single use waste.

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Australian organisations unite to support Uluru Statement from the Heart

Fourteen of Australia’s leading organisations have united for National Reconciliation Week to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice in…

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Tipping the balance on International Women’s Day

In the last 12 months, KPMG published our research and opinions on three important issues. These highlight gender imbalance and make strong recommendations for change

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What we’ve learned talking to 150 directors about trust and modern slavery

With the introduction of modern slavery legislation in Australia, the responsibility of boards just stepped into another complex area.

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Why the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras matters

Who is Mardi Gras really for these days, and why do we need it?

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Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery risks

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Closing the Gap: our response

To achieve equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples we need to start recognising the consequences and impact of intergenerational trauma

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There is no single lever to create change so what is needed to put a stop to modern slavery?

This week in Davos the World Economic Forum is asking itself – what are the most effective levers to put an end to modern slavery? A nuanced, multi-layered response is required.

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Seventy years on, human rights matters more than ever to business

Even so, human rights violations continue and we now expect more of business, increasingly calling for greater accountability for non-financial risks.

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