“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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Reconciliation Australia CEO Justin Mohamed this morning presented to the Public Hearing on the Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia.

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“#AustraliaDay should be a source of unity, pride and celebration that reflects the identities, histories and cultures of all Australians”
- Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia

We must find a day on which we can all participate equally, and can celebrate with pride our common Australian identity.

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Reconciliation Australia today hosted a celebratory breakfast for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian of the Year Awards finalists, and finalists who work with Indigenous communities.

The work of the finalists champions #reconciliation and brings Australia closer to becoming a just, equitable and reconciled nation.

We wish the finalists all the best in tonight’s announcements....
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Reconciliation Australia congratulates Ken Wyatt on becoming the first Indigenous person appointed to a Commonwealth Ministry in the history of the Australian government, in his role as Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.

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Did you see the new We love our Lamb ad this morning?

Meat and Livestock Australia's ‘You’ll Never Lamb Alone’ delivers a message of reconciliation by acknowledging our shared history, and celebrating the cultural diversity that makes our nation richer.

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Celebrate Australia with a Lamb BBQ

This year, we’re celebrating Australia over a lamb barbecue. And it’s gonna be big! Because You Never Lamb Alone.

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It’s been almost 50 years since the nation voted 'Yes' in the 1967 referendum.

How did the referendum impact your life and the life of your loved ones?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are invited by ABC Open to share your stories as part of their ‘Right Wrongs’ project.

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Create New Contribution For Right Wrongs

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On 27 May 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them – a momentous turning point in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

Fifty years on, what does the 1967 referendum mean to you?

ABC Open invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to share your personal...
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Latest Stories For Project Right Wrongs

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Sport plays a major role in shaping our nation’s identity and culture, and sporting institutions have an important role to play in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

Today’s Boxing Day test match between Australia and Pakistan commemorates the 150th anniversary of the landmark game between an Aboriginal XI team and the Melbourne Cricket Club at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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Historic Aboriginal team v MCC Boxing Day match remembered, 150 years on

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The commitment of our partners and supporters, and the goodwill of the Australian people, is essential in our journey towards a just, reconciled and equitable Australia.

Wishing all of our Reconciliation Australia supporters a wonderful festive season.
Today marks 40 years since the Aboriginal Land Right (Northern Territory) Act was passed.

The Act, as first passed by the Parliament, provides for title to land to be granted to a Land Trust on behalf of the Traditional Owners.

Learn more about these pivotal moments in the nation’s Land Rights movement - moments that all Australians can be proud of.

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Thank you Australians Together!
6 out of 10 Australians say they've had little or no contact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

But through the extraordinary world of VR, they can now experience their ‘First Contact’.

Experience your own First Contact through virtual reality

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Today marks the release of the Social Justice and Native Title report 2016.

The 2016 Report examines the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, and makes recommendations to the Federal Government based on the key findings of the report.

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