KARI Winner for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) in The Australian Charity Awards 2017


KARI has been recognised as a Winner for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) in The Australian Charity Awards 2017. Now in their fifth year, The Australian Charity Awards are a partner program of The Australian Business Awards and have been established to identify, recognise and reward organisations for the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable initiatives.

Paul Ralph, KARI CEO says they are proud to have been recognised for their contribution to ensuring the Aboriginal community has access to culturally-specific foster care services and access to quality, holistic services.

“Our commitment to providing high-quality, sustainable services and programs that benefit our community is unwavering,” Ralph said. “As a result, KARI has been recognised by many as one of the nation’s leading Aboriginal service providers.”

“Today, charitable organisations are facing ongoing challenges in their operating environment. Measuring the performance and impact of their initiatives has become an important part of operations for the third sector,” Australian Charity Awards Program Director, Ms Tara Johnston, said.

“In this context, the sustainability of charities depends more than ever on their performance management and their ability to innovate. Being innovative has the potential to elevate charitable organisations in their efforts to achieve a long-term social impact and financial sustainability.

“The Australian Charity Awards 2017 are proud to acknowledge the role of charitable organisations in Australia and commend the eight organisations recognised for the execution of innovative initiatives that have significantly benefited charitable causes,” Ms Johnston added.

About the Awards
The Australian Charity Awards provide organisations with the opportunity to raise the awareness of their important causes by having their projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised through a national recognition program. The program is open to charitable organisations including charitable funds and charitable institutions operating in Australia. Charitable institutions include Public Benevolent Institutions and Health Promotion Charities.

Entrants are required to demonstrate the execution of innovative, well-managed, high-performing charitable initiatives. The World Business Awards Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement (OAA) culminating in an overall winner for Charity of the Year (CHY) honour the dedication and achievements of charitable organisations and the measurable impact of their initiatives. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, services, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

For more information on The Australian Charity Awards and the 2017 Winners go to www.australiancharityawards.com.au.

For further information or comment, contact:

Charlotte Long

Communications Manager

02 8782 0300 | charlotte.long@kari.org.au