IRIA, a leading Australian company in the Racking Inspection, Testing, and Training sector, has achieved a significant milestone by gaining “Reflect” status with Reconciliation. This recognition demonstrates IRIA’s commitment to promoting reconciliation, fostering cultural diversity, and creating an inclusive workplace environment. IRIA’s journey towards achieving this status has involved implementing various initiatives that prioritise reconciliation, respect, and understanding.
IRIA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
As a Reflect organisation, IRIA has taken proactive steps to build strong relationships with Indigenous communities, both internally and externally. They have engaged in meaningful partnerships with local Indigenous businesses, supported Indigenous education and employment programs, and implemented cultural awareness training for their employees.
By embracing reconciliation, IRIA has not only demonstrated its corporate social responsibility but has also created an environment that values diversity and promotes equality. This achievement highlights IRIA’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation and sets an example for other organisations to follow in their pursuit of creating a more inclusive society.
Waru – Bushfire Dreaming
The artwork used in IRIA’s RAP and on this page is by Joseph Tjangala Zimran and is used with permission © Joseph Tjangala Zimran/Copyright Agency 2023.
This painting depicts the Bush Fire Dreaming, which was passed down to the artist from his uncle, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. Together with Ronnie, Joseph is the only other person who paints this Bush Fire Dreaming.
The painting is about the Walungurru (Kintore) area. It is about three massive bush fires travelling parallel with each other cutting through the landscape, leaving giant scars as they burn through the tinder dry scrub spread across the sand dunes.