Spirit of Reconciliation
Qantas acknowledges the First Nations peoples of Australia as the continuing custodians and Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
We have a long-standing commitment to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians. Our Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) commits Qantas to measureable actions that:
- Foster sustainable Indigenous careers
- Support Indigenous economic development
- Develop cultural competency
- Create an Australian customer experience
- Lead reconciliation collaboration
In 2017, we celebrated 10 yearsof our Reconciliation Action Plan. Since 2007, we have:
- Employed more than 200 Indigenous school-based traineesand over 70 Indigenous tertiary interns
- Purchased more than $7,800,000 in goods and services from majority Indigenous-owned businesses
- Invested of over $9,000,000 in Indigenous environmental management practices
- Provided over 1,100 days of pro bono assistance to Indigenous-owned organisations
- Invested over $7,000,000 in Indigenous health, community development and arts programs.
Read more about Reconciliation Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan program.
Sustainable Indigenous careers
Qantas is committed to fostering sustainable careers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the breadth of our business (including corporate and operational roles), and from school-based trainees and university interns to management roles.
We are proud to partner with leading youth development, arts and sports organisations on the delivery of our RAP. Read more about our RAP partners below.
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) provides scholarships that enable Indigenous students to attend leading Australian schools and universities. It also provides mentoring and career support to ensure students make successful transitions from school to further studies or employment.
Learn more about AIEF.
CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program
CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program is a national non-profit organisation that facilitates corporate and government internships and career pathways for Indigenous university students.
In 2015, Qantas and CareerTrackers commenced a 10 year partnership through the 10 x 10 Corporate Program.
Learn more about CareerTrackers.
The Clontarf Foundation
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules and/or Rugby League. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools.
Learn more about The Clontarf Foundation.
Indigenous Marathon Project
The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) uses the sport of marathon to engage Indigenous people in healthy lifestyles. Each year, the IMP selects a group of young Indigenous men and women to complete the New York City Marathon with just six months of training.
The IMP is used to change lives, to create Indigenous champions, to increase physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles.
Learn more about the Indigenous Marathon Project.
Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships (Jawun) places skilled people from Australia's leading companies and government agencies into Indigenous organisations. These secondees share their expertise and support Indigenous leaders to achieve their own development goals.
Qantas provides ten six-week secondees to Indigenous communities annually.
Learn more about Jawun.
The Supply Nation provides a direct business-to-business purchasing link between corporate Australia, government agencies and Indigenous-owned businesses. Through our membership of Supply Nation, we are committed to increasing our procurement of goods and service from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned and operated businesses.
Learn more about Supply Nation.
Yothu Yindi Foundation
Qantas is proud to partner with the Yothu Yindi Foundation on the Garma Festival. The Garma Festival (Garma) incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance and music. It is also host to a Key Forum on pressing national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
Learn more about the Yothu Yindi Foundation and the Garma Festival.