The Business Council of Australia (BCA) acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and to the elders both past and present.
The BCA aspires for Australia to be the best place in the world in which to live, learn, work and do business. This is an ambitious vision, all the more so because we believe it must apply to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians alike.
At a dinner in 2008 marking the 25th anniversary of the Business Council of Australia, BCA President Greig Gailey announced a number of BCA initiatives aimed at delivering better opportunities and outcomes for Indigenous Australians, in turn benefiting all Australians.
One commitment was to annually report on the Indigenous engagement strategies, outcomes and experiences of BCA member companies from 2009.
Part 1 of this report marks the BCA’s first effort to fulfil that obligation. It summarises the results of a survey prepared and conducted by KPMG in conjunction with the BCA.
Part 2 updates progress against the BCA’s Indigenous engagement initiatives and includes a ‘Statement of Intent’ issued by the BCA Indigenous Engagement Task Force.