Our contribution

 

ORIMA Research Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

At ORIMA, we have always upheld the principles of inclusion and diversity as key ingredients to achieving excellence in our work.  This has meant that our business focus has involved building positive and respectful working relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia.

Our commitments to Australia’s first peoples are outlined in our 2020-21 Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our new RAP sets out 17 practical actions that ORIMA will take to build strong relationships, create opportunities and build ongoing respect and trust between cultures.

We invite you to read our 2020–21 Reflect RAP: ORIMA Research Reflect RAP 2020-2021

For National Reconciliation Week 2020, we heard from two speakers. Thank you to ORIMA’s Dr Aunty Carolyn Briggs AM, a respected Boonwurrung woman and elder who is recognised as a keeper of the history and genealogies of her people. Aunty Carolyn shared her insights and experiences as an elder and traditional custodian of the Melbourne region.

We also thank Stephen Tillett from the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General for sharing with us what National Reconciliation Week means to him as a Torres Strait Islander man. These presentations gave all staff at ORIMA the opportunity to reflect on what reconciliation means to us individually and as a collective, and to talk about ways in which we can together create a better Australia for all. After all, we are #InThisTogether

ORIMA Indigenous Education Fund

In 2011, we established an Indigenous Education Fund which supports the education needs of Indigenous secondary school students from Alice Springs and adjacent remote communities in the NT.  The fund is administered by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College in Alice Springs, with the aim of helping Indigenous students to successfully complete their Year 12 education.

ORIMA Cadetship and Graduate Program

ORIMA Research is committed to training and developing young Australians.  We recognise that Australia’s future prosperity depends on professional services firms taking active steps to support the development of young professionals.  Accordingly, we have established a formal cadetship and graduate program which provides high potential young people with a pathway to a rewarding career in research.  Information on our current graduate vacancies is available here.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We have established a CSR committee to drive our CSR program.  They meet regularly to identify, plan and implement initiatives to support our corporate contribution, such as volunteering and pro-bono opportunities, donations and fundraising initiatives.

To date, ORIMA staff have contributed to the following causes: