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Nous Group launches our new Reconciliation Action Plan

Nous Group, an international management consultancy founded in Melbourne, is proud to launch our new Reconciliation Action Plan.

The Reconciliation Action Plan, known as an Innovate RAP, is the third since Nous’ inaugural RAP in 2014. The Innovate RAP commits Nous to:

  • building meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as we conduct our business
  • embedding cultural learning to foster respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to engage with Nous as employees and partners.

Cameron McBroom, who is Wongai Yamatji from Western Australia, a Nous Consultant and Project Manager for the RAP, said the RAP reflected Nous’ deep commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

“The RAP is a statement of our values and charts a path for action,” Cameron said.

“Nous’ vision for reconciliation is for all Australians to understand, respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, and heritages. This includes accepting our shared history and addressing its effects on Australian society.

“Our vision is for all Australians to have the same opportunities for social, economic and cultural prosperity, and a standard of living that is not compromised by their identity. Through building relationships, honouring culture and creating work opportunities, Nous can support reconciliation and improve the lives of all Australians.”

Tim Orton, Founder and Managing Director of Nous Group, said the new RAP was a further demonstration of Nous’ commitment to reconciliation.

“Reconciliation represents an essential step in strengthening the Australian soul,” Tim said.

“For Nous Group and Nousers, reconciliation makes us stronger and more connected with Indigenous Australians and communities. We must better understand Australia’s 60,000-year history, its current manifestations – both positive and not – and its effect on the breadth of Australian life.

“Very practically, we at Nous aspire to have more Indigenous Australian colleagues in all roles, so that we better deliver positive influence in our client work and in our professional community that is Nous.”

Nous has a long history working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. For example, in recent years we have helped The Aurora Education Foundation evaluate its Indigenous education programs and helped the Western Cape Communities Trust design a needs-based service delivery model.

You can find out more about our new Reconciliation Action Plan on the Nous website.

Published on 6 May 2020, revised on 22 January 2021.