2014 Australian Reconciliation Barometer

Summary

The fourth edition of the Barometer shows that there is much goodwill for reconciliation. The vast majority of Australians believe the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is important. Additionally, most Australians believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples hold an important and significant place as the First Australians.

Despite these positive results, there are areas that need significant improvement. For example, we do not agree on a set of facts about our shared history, particularly in relation to the colonisation of Australia. Further, the media continues to be a key source of information about Indigenous people for most Australians

Cover of 2014 Australian Reconciliation Barometer.

2014 Australian Reconciliation Barometer: Overview

2014 Australian Reconciliation Barometer: Full report

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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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