Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia
Our purpose is to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.
Our organisation was established following the disbandment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR) in 2000. The CAR was established in 1991 under the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991.
The CAR’s vision statement called for “A united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.”
Patrick Dodson, known as the ‘Father of Reconciliation’, was the first Chairperson of the CAR.
Informed by the five dimensions of reconciliation, Reconciliation Australia’s Strategic Plan will drive national reconciliation over the next five years through education, engagement, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
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