150+ RAP Organisations Support a ‘Yes’ Vote

There’s now more than 150 organisations with Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) signed up to the statement of support. This is more than double the number we published in July.

Today Reconciliation Australia relaunches the RAP Partner statement of support for a Voice to Parliament and a “Yes” vote in the Referendum.

There’s now more than 150 organisations with Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) signed up to the statement. This is more than double the number we published in July.

These organisations come from a diverse range of sectors and work in every state and territory. The RAP network is 2700 organisations strong, and impacts 4 million Australians each day.

Recognition and voice have been at the heart of the reconciliation movement for decades.

Reconciliation is founded on respectful relationships.

We urge all Australians to engage thoughtfully and respectfully as they educate themselves and others about this important opportunity.

Read the RAP Partner statement of support for a Voice to Parliament and a “Yes” vote in the Referendum.

Authorised by Karen Mundine, Reconciliation Australia, Canberra.

Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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