Reconciliation & Empowerment

During National Reconciliation Week in 2018, King & Wood Mallesons proudly launched and adopted our second Reconciliation Action Plan, known as an ‘Innovate’ RAP.

Our new RAP has enabled us to refresh the way in which we collaborate, accelerate and drive our reconciliation efforts. Reflecting not only our commitment to reconciliation, but doing what we can to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations, we have named this initiative our Reconciliation & Empowerment Project (R&E).

Our efforts are led by an R&E Leadership Group which includes our Chief Executive Partner, Berkeley Cox, together with Dan Creasey (Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact), Kellie Wade (National Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager) and Sharron Anderson (Senior Associate – Strategy). Locally, we have appointed R&E Ambassadors and R&E Coordinators to help drive and champion our commitments.

Our new R&E Program, underpinned by our new Innovate RAP, is designed to build on the reconciliation commitments we made in 2016. The R&E Project reflects our firm’s values and demonstrates our desire to create a country where all people are deeply valued, have access to the support they need and have equal opportunities to flourish.

The R&E Project is a reflection of our firm’s values and it embodies our desire to create a country where all people are deeply valued, have access to the support they need and have equal opportunities to flourish

The actions we seek to take over the coming years are wide ranging - from providing pro bono legal services and philanthropic support to a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, to developing and implementing further cultural awareness training strategy, to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres.

Reconciliation Action Plans

  • Innovate RAP

  • KWM Reconciliation Action Plan 2018 - 2020

  • KWM Reconciliation Action Plan 2016 - 2017

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      Artists in Residence

      Through our new Reconciliation and Empowerment project, we have proudly partnered with the Arts Law Centre of Australia and its Artists in the Black program.

      The project involves KWM supporting indigenous artists through pro bono legal services, philanthropic support and in-kind support.

      Learn about our the artists involved in our program and their stories. Download brochure >

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