Reconciliation Action Plan
An integral part of our purpose is to enable our clients, our people and our communities to thrive. We believe that Reconciliation is integral to allowing the Australian community to thrive.
Our Innovate RAP sets out how we will work towards our vision for Reconciliation – an Australia where First Nations people experience equality and dignity under the law and where historical acceptance is entrenched in Australian institutions. An Australia where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.
We are also proud to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart calling for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament. We believe it is an integral step towards Reconciliation in Australia. As lawyers, we are in a unique position to assist in distilling down the complexity of the debate around the need for constitutional change. We encourage other law firms, professional services firms and corporations across the country to join us in lending their voice to this important movement.
First Nations Voice to Parliament Referendum
Hall & Wilcox supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full, including the call for the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice enshrined in the Constitution. We were proud to support the ‘Yes’ campaign in the Referendum to make a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice a reality.
'We have a moral duty to make a stand on this issue. The Voice will enhance our parliamentary democracy. It has been supported by a significant majority of First Nations representatives. It works legally.’ ‘We will be actively supporting a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum.'
– Tony Macvean, Managing Partner
‘We, along with other law firms, clients and our community partners, are in a position to be strong allies in walking with First Nations peoples to make the Voice a reality. We are proud to commit our support to the Yes campaign.'
– Nathan Kennedy, Partner, Head of Pro Bono & Community, RAP Champion
Partner, Head of Pro Bono & Community and ESG Co-Lead
Nathan is the firm's Head of Pro Bono & Community, his practice covers employment, administrative law and human rights.
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Andrew is Co-Chair of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) committee.