Microsoft acknowledges the Traditional Owners as the custodians of Australia, recognising their connection to
land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Australia's first peoples, and to their elders, past, present
We thank the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and individuals that have
guided us through our RAP journey.
Diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are and what we want to achieve. Everything we do is to help
ensure that technology will be an equalising force in the world, not one that drives people further apart.
In Australia, we recognise we have one of the oldest and most experienced cultures in the world. First Australians
have been creating and innovating for more than 60,000 years and yet in recent history, many in this community
have been excluded from access to technology and the opportunities it offers and enables.
We believe we can play a significant role in helping to achieve a reconciled, just and equitable Australia through:
- Enabling First Australian innovation and driving change through the power of technology;
- Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth with 21st century skills required to thrive in the
digital economy; and
- Fostering an internal culture that embraces diversity and has pride in Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander heritage.
The launch of our Reflect RAP strengthens our commitment not only to diversity and inclusion in Australia but
to deepening our understanding, respect and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Our RAP will provide a framework for learning and action and support Reconciliation Australia in its mission
to overcome the division and inequality that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia.
Download our Reflect RAP
Microsoft’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2018
The Connecting Culture and Technology artwork was designed for Microsoft
Australia by Jasmine Sarin of JS Koori Designs to help visualise our reconciliation commitment.
Connecting Culture and Technology is about the relationship between
the world’s oldest living culture and our modern world’s advancing technology. The artwork itself demonstrates
how technology is a catalyst for growing our strong, interwoven and intense culture around the world.
The artwork is a mix of both contemporary art and graphic design mediums. This is to demonstrate the
synergy of culture and technology. The structure for the artwork represents the basis of a mother board
and signifies the core to which everything operates. Similarly, the circles represent different ways
of sharing knowledge, from storytelling to painting, to dance. There are still blank circles featured
to represent the opportunity we have to be resilient with our culture but still continue to adapt to
an ever-changing world, remembering we are all connected to this land.
For more about Jasmine Sarin and JS Koori Designs