weavr. threads a community for change

An innovative Queensland management system is helping businesses walk the talk of Reconciliation.

According to Reconciliation Australia, over 1000 organisations Australia-wide – including government agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and small and large private sector companies – have Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) as part of their commitment to closing the gap for Indigenous Australians, leading to over $2 billion worth of goods and services being procured from Indigenous businesses.

Following a workshop in 2020 to find out what the roadblocks are to businesses in delivering on their RAPs, New Farm based Indigenous software company, LOGiT Australia, was provided funding under the Advance Queensland Deadly Innovation program to develop a pragmatic solution to help companies to manage, track and report on their RAPs.

The workshop was delivered by CSIRO and Australia’s largest national apprenticeship network provider, MEGT, along with the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport and other key stakeholders under the Advance Queensland Open Innovation initiative.

weavr. is a world first, multi-faceted management program developed by LoGiT to help businesses improve their commitment to Indigenous employment, engagement and relationships.

Managing Director of LOGiT Australia and proud Biripi man Kieran Shirey said LOGiT designed weavr. to be extremely user-friendly, assisting agencies manage, schedule, prioritise and track their activities against their RAPs.

The system works for all business types, and sizes. From those who have no strategy and are just starting out, to those with mature Indigenous Engagement Strategies.  

CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Executive Manager and proud Torres Strait Islander Louisa Warren said CSIRO welcomed the innovative solution to support its continued delivery of the nearly 20 actions in its Reconciliation Action Plan.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lead for MEGT Matt Fairhurst, was also supportive of weavr. and said Reconciliation was fundamental for all of us in Australia and this digital solution would give individuals and businesses the ability to track their progress throughout their Reconciliation journey.

For more information visit https://www.weavrsys.com/.

If you would like a video transcript please contact duncan.kerslake@dtis.qld.gov.au.