2018 Truth-telling Symposium Report


The Australian Reconciliation Barometer found that roughly one third of the population do not know or cannot accept fundamental facts about our shared history. This includes an understanding of occurrences of mass killings, incarceration, forced removal from land and restriction of movement.

Reconciliation Australia and The Healing Foundation brought together experts from around the nation to the 2018 truth-telling Symposium in a combined effort to discuss how truth-telling would promote healing and reconciliation.

The ensuing Symposium was designed to consider three key thematic areas:

  • The importance of truth-telling at a national level.
  • Types of truth-telling at a national level such as reclaiming, remembering and knowing.
  • Healing and truth-telling.

These are discussed in more detail throughout this report.

Truth-telling symposium report cover.

2018 Truth-telling Symposium Report File size: 2 MB

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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