Truth and reconciliation: embracing the Uluru Statement from the Heart

As part of our overall commitment to inclusion in all its forms, and after careful consideration and consultation with our Indigenous partners, we joined a group of other prominent business organisations in public recognition and support of the May 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart. This statement of support, published in The Australian Financial Review, was an important step in recognising that it’s vital for all of us to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to acknowledge and address our nation’s past.

This was a proud moment for the firm, and an especially proud one for our Indigenous leaders. We know we have a long journey ahead for our firm and our nation. Acknowledging the Uluru Statement is an important gesture, one that is made within the context of our ambitious new approach on Indigenous matters that has been sought and embraced by the Board and Executive Leadership Team.

Acknowledging the Uluru Statement is an important gesture, one that is made within the context of our ambitious new approach on Indigenous matters.

To celebrate 2019 NAIDOC Week, Deloitte people visualise their journey of reconciliation through art, led by proud Dunghutti woman, Marie Barbaric.

Deloitte's Indigenous Leadership Group

Dr Deen Sanders OAM

Angela Robinson

Rick Shaw

Skills and energy drive Impact Day 2018

On 16 November 2018, more than 4,000 Deloitte Australia volunteers arrived at 400-plus locations for Impact Day. Their mission? To make an impact that matters in our communities.

Deloitte client floors around the country became hubs for skilled volunteering, including business planning, IT strategy workshops and sessions to build resume templates for skilled migrants – to name just a few examples. Others rolled up their sleeves to work outdoors on landscaping, clearing, market gardening and caring for animals, among many other tasks.

Impact Day is a longstanding and popular Deloitte tradition that also provides time for colleagues from all levels to engage with each other over shared values and causes, while doing valuable work for charities.

CEO Richard Deutsch spent Impact Day with Deloitte colleagues at Adara Partners, which helps women, children and communities in extreme poverty. Deloitte Australia Chair Tom Imbesi joined a Deloitte team of 26 at Worawa Aboriginal College in Victoria, which provides a holistic education and boarding experience for young Aboriginal women in the middle years of schooling.

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research was among many grateful recipients of Deloitte’s Impact Day contribution, saying, “Thank you again for your brilliant facilitation and positive energy for yesterday’s Impact Day strategy session! Feedback from the team has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re all excited about taking the next steps in our planning to take the Foundation and the Institute to the next level in 2019.”

Impact Day is a longstanding and popular Deloitte tradition that also provides time for colleagues from all levels to engage with each other over shared values and causes, while doing valuable work for charities.

CEO Richard Deutsch makes an impact with a talented team of Sydney Deloitte professionals for Adara Group.