2021 State of Reconciliation in Australia

Summary

This report draws on the views of key leaders of First Nations organisations
and communities, and other key RA stakeholders; a series of practical
examples of reconciliation in action; data from the Australian Reconciliation
Barometer and desktop research undertaken by Reconciliation Australia.
It tracks our progress against the five dimensions of reconciliation and lays
out some practical actions that need to be taken if we are to continue to
progress the reconciliation process.

This report shows that in 2021:

  • Ninety-five per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and 91% of Australians in the general community feel our relationship is important
  • 93% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and 89% of Australians in the general community supporting formal truth-telling processes in relation to Australia’s shared history
  • Most of us also believe that education about our shared past is critical, with 83% of the general community and 91% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people agreeing that it’s important for Indigenous histories and cultures to be taught in schools.
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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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