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Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: Let’s take the next steps

Saturday marked the start of National Reconciliation Week. This year the bookends are significant anniversaries of milestone events in the reconciliation journey. Peter Nash, KPMG chairman shares his vision for a reconciled Australia.

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Recognising a shared history: leading a genuine partnership with the First Australians

Australians of today are not directly responsible for what happened in the past. But it is part of our shared history.

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@LordHastings insights on the importance of lifelong learning

KPMG firms around the world have united to work towards a shared goal of “lifelong learning”.

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A reconciled Australia: Our Indigenous peoples understood, recognised and respected

At KPMG, our vision for every Indigenous Australian is equal opportunity to live and plan a positive future for themselves, their families and communities.

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Encouraging lifelong learning: mentoring through the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Only 60 percent of Indigenous students reach year 12 compared to 86 percent retention rate for non-Indigenous students.

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Recruiting our Indigenous brothers and sisters: not just tokenism

When I was first asked to write an article, I must admit I was a little bit reluctant. It’s not because I didn’t want to, instead I wanted to make…

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#humanrightsday governments, business & individuals must collaborate to stop exploitation

There is no doubt in my mind that business approaches to human rights are maturing rapidly. Only a few years ago, many of my conversations with companies were focused on…

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A culturally competent workplace: building effective relationships with Indigenous peoples

25 November marked the 25th anniversary of a formal reconciliation process in Australia through the formation of The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. Despite the progress since then in closing the…

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Has the US election thrown a spanner in the climate works?

The morning after the US election, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) held a briefing at COP22 to discuss how the result might affect both US climate policy and the…

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Igniting the Indigenous economy: a better way forward for Indigenous peoples

The dignity of employment and access to entrepreneurial opportunity are as important to Indigenous Australians as non-Indigenous Australians.

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Native Title should be recognised not granted: because it has always existed

Earlier this year I attended my clan’s Native Title hearing. It was held in Taroom, Queensland (QLD), which is a four-hour drive South-East of Rockhampton. It took two days each…

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Changing it up: ditching the merchandise and challenging social conscience to attract new graduates

What if you could change something that people took for granted to be something that makes an impact? Career fairs are funny places. They’re full of organisations trying to convince…

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Garma Festival: still much to be achieved in empowering Indigenous Australians

There’s nothing quite like flying into Gove Airport at Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land, a remote and fascinating part of the Northern Territory, and the location for the Garma Festival.…

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