The Impact of RAPs

The annual RAP Impact Report presents the cumulative impact of the Reconciliation Action Plan program’s activity across all walks of Australian life.

2024 Reporting

It’s time to report on your RAP through completing the online RAP Impact Survey.

All RAP organisations have been sent their unique link to report.

Remember to read through the RAP reporting guide and contact the RAP reporting team if you have any questions.

2023 RAP Impact

This report collected data from 1,873 organisations  with a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), covering the July 2022 – June 2023 period.

The 2023 report shows the substantial cumulative impact of the RAP program’s activity across Australian workplaces, sporting clubs, faith groups, and universities.

Key findings include:

  • 5,404,826 people now work or study in an organisation with a RAP 
  • 574 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in executive leadership positions in RAP organisations
  • 606 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Boards 
  • 18,588 formal and informal partnerships between RAP organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

RAP Impact Reports

RAPs help change systems. Organisations can engage staff with reconciliation via a RAP, helping contribute to the community of Australians who are engaged and supportive of First Nations people and reconciliation.

Organisations are required to report on their commitments annually.

Click and read previous RAP Impact Reports.

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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