95% of the general community believe it is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a say in matters that affect them.
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2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer
The 2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer research shows that Australia’s journey towards reconciliation and greater justice for First Nations peoples is on track.
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In 2021 Reconciliation Australia marked 20 years as the lead body for reconciliation in Australia. Our work promotes and facilitates reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Reconciliation in Education

The Narragunnawali program has Reconciliation Action Plans and reconciliation resources for schools and early learning services.

Research and Policy

Reconciliation Australia’s research, advocacy, and policy and campaign support, underpins action on reconciliation.

Reconciliation Action Plans

Find out more about RAPs, how to develop one, who has a RAP and how we measure the combined impact.

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation which promotes and facilitates reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Indigenous Governance program
The Indigenous Governance Program supports governance, leadership and self-determination in First Nations-led organisations and communities. The Program shares stories of success and excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations through an online network, awards program and partnership opportunities
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National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June every year – is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to recommit ourselves to reconciliation and the fight for First Nations justice in Australia.
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Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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