To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and National Harmony Day (March 21), #cultureislife #whatsmissing campaign invites every Australian to reject racism and deepen their connections with the long and impressive story of the First Australians.

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“To get the full experience and feel connected to this great land we are a part of, you’re only doing yourself and your children an injustice by not learning more about Aboriginal people, culture and traditions. Be courageous, bold and willing to learn something different.” Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia

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On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and #HarmonyDay, Reconciliation Australia celebrates the cultural diversity that is at the heart of the Australian identity.

The rights to equality and non-discrimination are essential to reconciliation, and we resolutely advocate that every person feel protected so they may live a life free from racism.

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Today is the last day to submit your nomination for the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

The Queensland Reconciliation Awards program recognises businesses, community organisations, educational institutions and partnerships taking positive steps towards reconciliation across Queensland.

Recipients will be announced during National Reconciliation Week #NRW2017, 27 May–3 June 2017.

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Reconciliation Australia congratulates Ben Wyatt for making history yesterday, when it was announced he would be the new Treasurer of Western Australia, as well the state’s Minister for Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs. This is the first time an Aboriginal person has been appointed as Treasurer in any state or federal government in Australia, and we wish him all the best in his new role....
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Ben Wyatt making history as nation's first Aboriginal treasurer

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Today is National Close the Gap Day, and words are no longer enough to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“Closing the gap in health equality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians is an agreed national priority, but governments are failing to meet nearly every key measure. This has to change.”—Campaign...
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National Close the Gap Day - MyOxfam Charity Events

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Visiting Enlighten this weekend?

Keep an eye out for the National Library of Australia projection of inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women such as Nova Peris.

#IWD2017

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Aboriginal people stayed settled in places across Australia for 50,000 years until Europeans arrived, showing a strong connection with the land.

DNA reveals Aboriginal people had a long and settled connection to country

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The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) Masterclass offers Indigenous organisations a great opportunity to improve governance and data sovereignty.

The Masterclass will be held on March 31 in Brisbane.

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance Masterclass

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This #InternationalWomensDay, Reconciliation Australia is celebrating the powerful, inspiring and strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have changed Australia.

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20 inspiring black women who have changed Australia

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Today we had the wonderful opportunity to hear Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia, speak about how we can achieve a reconciled, just and equitable Australia. He also emphasised the importance of calling out racism as we encounter it.
Exciting news: the Queensland Government has approved the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP will provide tangible outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people right across the state and is a nationwide first for an event of this scale! Yugambeh people, Elders Patricia O’Connor and Ted Williams, celebrated the news at the Yugambeh Museum...
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This week is Face Up to Racism Week on SBS Australia

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Are you a young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian aged 16-25?

The AEC National Indigenous Youth Parliament is looking for 50 young people across each state and territory to travel to Canberra for a week-long program. This is your opportunity to meet Australia's leaders, learn about democracy and have your say on issues that are important to you.

Apply now:

#NIYP2017
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities have the answers, they have been leading the way. Governments need to improve how they work and listen. New approaches to closing the gap are needed." - Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia

Upon today’s release of the Prime Minister’s #ClosingtheGap Report, Reconciliation Australia reaffirms our support of the...
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“Today is an historic day. It’s the day our leaders—across the political spectrum—have chosen dignity, hope and respect as the guiding principles for the relationship with our First Nations’ peoples.” - Professor Tom Calma AO, Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations.

The Apology was a landmark on our #reconciliation...
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Dr Tom Calma responds to The Apology to The Stolen Generations.

Dr Tom Calma addresses Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Minister Jenny Macklin and crowds gathered at Parliament House for the 2008 apology to The Stolen Generations.

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Today, the ninth anniversary of the Apology, the Healing Foundation is calling for urgent action to address the widespread crisis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The National Apology to the Stolen Generations was one of 54 comprehensive recommendations made in the 1997 Bringing them Home report to address the impact of forced removal on the Stolen Generations and their...
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“June Oscar AO is a remarkable and determined advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and in particular, for women and children.”- Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia congratulates Ms. June Oscar, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner on her appointment in the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Whilst we’ve maintained a lot of goodwill, we aren’t moving fast enough on issues of racism and trust. This is holding all Australians back from having positive relationships with each other. - Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia

Our Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB) reveals that almost half (46%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have experienced...
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