Shellee Murphy-Oates

Shellee Murphy-Oates

Reconcilliation Manager, KPMG Australia

Articles by Shellee Murphy-Oates

Social Impact

Heal Country: An Indigenous perspective on climate change

As COP26 draws to a close, one thing I think has become clear: Indigenous voices can and will no longer be ignored in the fight for climate justice. Indigenous peoples…

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More than a word: how KPMG takes action for reconciliation

The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week, “More than a Word: Reconciliation Takes Action”, feels very timely to me. It’s a good prompt for us to stop and reflect, have our actions created change?

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Social Impact

I’m sorry: sincere apologies are for those that make them, not just to whom they are made

Around this time each year, I am always reminded that there are still people who don’t ‘get it’. Working on KPMG’s Reconciliation Action Plan means that generally the people I…

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The key to staying positive: look backwards to look forwards

When I started thinking about writing this article, all of a sudden I felt very tired. The more I learn about Indigenous affairs in our country, the more I realise…

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People & Community

Identity: more than the colour of your skin

I am often asked about my Aboriginal heritage. “But you don’t look Aboriginal,” they say. “So how come you identify as Aboriginal?” The truth is my Aboriginal heritage isn’t something…

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