KARI wins Outstanding Achievement in 2017 Australian Charity Awards

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. The awards 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. Their contribution is to ensuring the Aboriginal community has access to culturally-specific foster care services as well as 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.”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 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.