2020 Workplace RAP Barometer


The Workplace RAP Barometer measures perceptions and attitudes in participating RAP organisations. It has been conducted every two years since 2012.

The 2020 WRB features responses from 28,043 people across 92 organisations.

Outcomes for key reconciliation attitudes continue to improve since 2014Measures for key reconciliation goals have also mostly remained steady or improved.

For example, 58% strongly agree Indigenous cultures are important to Australia’s national identity, compared to 45% in 2014; while 78% strongly agree the relationship is important, up from 69% in 2014.

Also, 65% of employees say it’s very important to learn about past injustices, compared to 49% in 2014.And 41% of employees say the wrongs of the past must be rectified for reconciliation to work, continuing a steady upward trend since 2014 (27%).

Read our 2020 Workplace RAP Barometer frequently asked questions.

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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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