Who has a RAP?
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RAP Impact Report
RAP Program
Who has a RAP?
Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) assist businesses to embed the principles and purpose of reconciliation. The RAP network is a diverse group of over 1,100 organisations that directly impact over 3 million Australians at work every day.
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RAPs at Work
The RAP network came together in person for the first time in three years for the 2022 National RAP Conference. The two-day program challenged RAP members, policymakers, academics, and community members, to be brave in their commitments to reconciliation.
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RAP Impact Reporting
RAP Impact Reporting
This report describes and measures the combined, substantial impact of activity across organisations that have a Reconciliation Action Plan in the year to June 2021.
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Since 2006, Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) have enabled organisations to sustainably and strategically take meaningful action to advance reconciliation.

Based around the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, RAPs provide tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, increasing economic equity and supporting First Nations self-determination. 

The RAP Framework

The four RAP types, Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate, allow organisations to continuously develop their reconciliation commitments.

Who has a RAP?

Over 1,100 organisations have formalised their commitment to reconciliation through a Reconciliation Action Plan.

Start or Submit a RAP

More info about processes, timeframes, consultation, resources and templates for RAP development.

RAPs for schools and early learning services

 More than 1,500 schools and early learning services have a RAP with the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program​.

Narragunnawali RAPs help schools and early learning services foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

Reconciliation Action Plans
RAPs for schools and early learning services
Schools and early learning services can develop an education RAP through the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education. Narragunnawali supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
RAP Partner Procurement
Measuring the positive impact of RAPs
The latest RAP Impact Report combines data collected from the compulsory reporting required of RAP organisations with the results of the Workplace RAP Barometer survey, showing the tangible, positive and sustained effect the RAP program has had on advancing reconciliation in 2019-20.
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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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