2018 RAP Impact Report


This report explores the impact of the RAP community during  the July 2017 – June 2018 reporting period. For this report, we  collected data from over 600 RAP organisations through an  online questionnaire.

Comparing the results of the 2018 Workplace RAP Barometer to the 2018  Australian Reconciliation Barometer also highlights the positive impact of the RAP program in this report

Case studies from organisations with RAPs from around Australia show how RAPs are being implemented in a range of workplaces.

In this period:

  • $350,454,031 was invested in Aboriginal and  Torres Strait Islander students  through educational scholarships
  • $634,795, 392 of goods and services were  procured from Aboriginal and  Torres Strait Islander businesses
  • 41,186 Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islander people were employed by an organisation with a RAP
  • $29,063,861 in pro bono support was provided  to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  individuals, organisations, and communities

Read our 2018 RAP Impact Report frequently asked questions.

2018 RAP Impact Report File size: 4 MB

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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