Australia’s largest food services company, Compass Group Australia, has reaffirmed its commitment to Closing the Gap, launching its Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in Sydney. Their Elevate RAP increases the Company’s Indigenous employment target to 10% of its workforce by June 2019. Read more about the positive impact RAPs are having on relationships, respect and opportunities in...
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Australias largest food services company Compass Group Australia has reaffirmed
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"It seems remarkable that the earliest examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enlistment prior to and at the time of Federation overlap with what many writers regard as the period of the frontier wars..." writes military historian Dr Chris Clark. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Australian War Memorial #ANZACDay
It seems remarkable that the earliest examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Terri Mitchell
Shane McEwan
Fil Richards
Here's something fun for all the students out there. Talk to your teacher and get involved.
Here's something fun for all the students out there Talk to your teacher and get involved

1967 Referendum 60-second Video Project

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Reconciliation Australia CEO, Justin Mohamed and Deputy CEO Karen Mundine attended the Referendum Council’s regional dialogue in Adelaide, as observers. This article summarises the thought provoking discussion.
Reconciliation Australia CEO Justin Mohamed and Deputy CEO Karen Mundine attended the

Constitutional recognition must make Indigenous lives better. Otherwise what’s the point?

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Kate RE
Reconciliation News #37 is out now.

In this issue we celebrate two significant anniversaries as part of National Reconciliation Week #NRW2017, explore the findings of the 2016 Reconciliation Barometer, and feature interviews with Sister Anne Gardiner AM and Andrea Mason.

Read more: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Look out for print copies of Reconciliation News in the 17 May issue of Koori Mail
Reconciliation News 37 is out now In this issue we celebrate two
Looking for long weekend activities?

Why not take a look at our National Reconciliation Week (NRW) recommended reading and viewing lists for a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-focused films and literature. Please share.

#NRW2017 resources are now available. Visit
Looking for long weekend activities Why not take a look at our
As we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark Mabo decision (3 June 2017), and the subsequent introduction of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), let’s reflect on the significance of this legislation to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to land in Australia.

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As we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark Mabo
Vicki Smith
Roger Mcfarlane
Rebekah Pearson
A great new initiative to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent - Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program (EIELP), launched this week.

“While we have seen progress in the areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and development by corporate Australia, we are not yet seeing many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent move beyond middle management....
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A great new initiative to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent
Vera Webber
Reconciliation Australia today releases the 2016 RAP Impact Measurement Report.

The report shows that Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are having an extremely positive effect in workplaces across Australia – they are helping to inspire respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and igniting more action to support reconciliation.

Most significantly, RAPs are changing...
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Reconciliation Australia today releases the 2016 RAP Impact Measurement Report
Fiona Olney-Fraser
Kaye McCulloch
“Last night, the Australian Senate took a stand against racism, and Reconciliation Australia believes this outcome shows all Australians that their right to be free from racial discrimination remains protected in Australia.”

Reconciliation Australia is encouraged by last night’s defeat of changes to Section #18C of the #RacialDiscriminationAct in the Australian Senate. The defeat of the...
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Last night the Australian Senate took a stand against racism and Reconciliation
Margaret Bell
Deborah Moerkerken
Jenni Pickard
Do you know someone who excels at art, sport, environmental preservation, education and training or leadership? Give them the recognition they deserve and nominate them now for one of 10 National NAIDOC Awards.

Get your nomination in by Monday 3 April to honour someone inspirational in your life.

Register at [ Naidoc.org.au Link ]
Do you know someone who excels at art sport environmental preservation education

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National Reconciliation Week 2017 #NRW2017 is only two months away.

NRW runs from 27 May – 3 June, bookended by two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision.

2017 marks 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’, which reminds us...
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National Reconciliation Week 2017 NRW2017 is only two months away
Bec Canning
Glenn Loughrey
Jessica Deanne Mason
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 mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and
“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

What can Australians do to understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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Reconciliation Australia 03/21/2017
Ann McKinnon-Baker
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.

Today we encourage...
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On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and HarmonyDay
Baron Holstein
Colin Cowell
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.

Find...
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Today is the last day to submit your nomination for the 2017
Mark Grainger
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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Reconciliation Australia congratulates Ben Wyatt for making history yesterday when it was

Ben Wyatt making history as nation's first Aboriginal treasurer

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Dena Gower Narkle
Lucy Jeffries
Janette Conwell
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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Today is National Close the Gap Day and words are no longer

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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Visiting Enlighten this weekend Keep an eye out for the National Library
Lauren Castino
Aboriginal people stayed settled in places across Australia for 50,000 years until Europeans arrived, showing a strong connection with the land.
Reconciliation Australia 03/10/2017

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

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Jessica Deanne Mason
Catherine Gosling
Evelyn Riera