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Reconciliation News #38 Feature Article: The Journey to Constitutional Recognition

Over the past 26 years Reconciliation Australia and its forebear, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, have worked to promote greater understanding, equality and unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

Reconciliation News October 2017

It’s been a very eventful six months since our last issue, so we’ve added an extra four pages of content to ensure we could cover the most important developments.

Reconciliation News #38 Feature Article: Should We Change Australia Day?

Reconciliation News considers the arguments as to why 26 January is not an appropriate date to celebrate Australia Day.

Reconciliation News #38 Feature Article: In Conversation with Karen Mundine

Karen Mundine has been involved in reconciliation for several decades, culminating in her appointment as CEO of Reconciliation Australia in 2017.

Reconciliation News #38 Feature Article: High Achievers

The inaugural Narragunnawali Awards will be hosted in 2017 by Reconciliation Australia, in partnership with BHP Billiton.

Reconciliation News #38 Feature Article: Breaking Barriers

As a young woman growing up on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, becoming an award-winning tradesperson wasn’t what Sharee Yamashita had in mind for her future.

Reconciliation News #38 Feature Artcile: Rob Collins

Rob Collins is back at home in Darwin after wrapping up filming on the latest season of The Wrong Girl. He opens up about his Tiwi roots, playing non-Indigenous roles and the importance of family.

Reconciliation News #38 Feature Artcile: Ten Important Books

Reconciliation News has put together a list of some of the most significant and influential books on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures , peoples and politics.

2016 Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB) full report

2016 Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB) summary

2017-18 Commonwealth Budget Submission to the Department of the Treasury 19 January 2017

Freedom of Speech in Australia – Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Get the facts: The Racial Discrimination Act

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) was a landmark in Australian race relations. Learn more about what the RDA means for reconciliation here.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Reconciliation Australia encourages governments at all levels to take action to progress the aspirations of the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Comments on the ACT Governments proposal for a permanent Reconciliation Day to commence in 2017

Reconciliation Australia: 2016 Federal Election Statement

FAQ – Australian Workplace RAP Barometer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Australian Workplace RAP Barometer

Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country

This Q & A factsheet is part of a Reconciliation Australia series aimed at informing the community and stimulating conversations about the issues that affect us all.

Targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: summary

Submission on Commonwealth Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering

Flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags

Reconciliation Australia Submission to NSW Stolen Generations Inquiry

Submission on inquiry into educational opportunities for Indigenous students

Lets Talk… National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

National Reconciliation Week resources

Submission on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Schools resources

Let’s talk… International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Video: The Move It Mob Style crew teach the Reconciliation Dance

Submission to the Attorney-General on proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

Reconciliation, a $24 billion investment in Australia’s future

Reconciliation Australia commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to undertake an analysis of the impact on the Australian economy, if, in 2031 the gaps in social and economic outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians were closed.

Submission to the Australian Government Review of Indigenous Training and Employment

Submission to the Department of Education – Australian Curriculum Review

Submission to the Department of the Treasury – 2014-15 Commonwealth Budget

Economic benefits of closing the gap in Indigenous employment outcomes

Reconciliation News December 2013

How quickly this year has flown! All of a sudden we’re talking about Christmas, thinking about a welcome break by a beach somewhere and looking forward to all that fun and food with family and friends.

Auspoll’s Evaluating the effectiveess of Reconciliation Action Plans – Overall analysis

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are plans that organisations can make to identify clear actions with realistic targets that they can take to improve the relationship between Indigenous people and other Australians both within the organisation and more widely.

2013 – Everybody’s Business Employer Handbook

All around the nation, in businesses large and small, there is growing momentum to employ more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

2013 – Closing the Work Gap in Corporate Australia

Indigenous Perspectives on Effective Engagement Between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and the Private Sector.

Submission to the Department of the Treasury – 2012-13 Commonwealth Budget

Submission to the Department of the Treasury – 2012-13 Commonwealth Budget

2013 – Employment Services – building on success Issues Paper

We welcome the emphasis in the Issues Paper on achieving sustainable employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers and would like to share our approach to achieving this through the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.

2012 – Submission to the Community Affairs Committee on Stronger Futures Legislation

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 201, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 201, Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

2012 – Inquiry into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring

Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation building and promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community

2012 – Consolidation of Commonwealth Anti Discrimination Laws

Reconciliation Australia is the peak national organisation building and promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians for the wellbeing of the nation.

2011 – Inquiry into language learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

It is important to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this country and that their languages are unique to the history of Australia.

Reconciliation News April 2013

What a way to start the new year. The launch of the 2012 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Impact Measurement Report and the third Australian Reconciliation Barometer, together with our inaugural RAP Showcase, have certainly helped the reconciliation movement continue to gather pace.

Reconciliation News May 2012

This year has been off to a flying start and events in the first few months have demonstrated how important our work is to achieving a united and reconciled Australia.

Reconciliation News December 2012

The last few months have been exhilarating for the team here at Reconciliation Australia. We’ve celebrated many wins—particularly in the corporate space—and as such we’ve decided to dedicate this issue to reconciliation in business.

Reconciliation News August 2012

Reconciliation really is everyone’s business and in this issue of Reconciliation News we will showcase some of the positive work that is happening out there in the community.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Declaration, a product of more than 20 years of research and discussion at the United Nations, is a non-binding document that sets out how existing human rights standards apply to the recognition and protection of Indigenous peoples’ rights internationally.

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution

Check out the Recognise website for more information on recent developments in relation to the recognition of Australia’s first peoples in the constitution.

Indigenous participation in parliament

There have only been two Indigenous Senators in 109 years of Federal Parliament and one Indigenous politician in the House of Representatives.

Five Fast Facts – NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrates the achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Five Fast Facts – Healing Foundation

he Healing Foundation was established one year after the Apology.On 13 February 2009, the first anniversary of the Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples acknowledging the legacy of trauma and grief.

Apology fact sheet

This Q & A factsheet is part of a series Reconciliation Australia is producing aimed at informing the community and stimulating conversations about the issues that affect us all.

Video: The Apology

Reconciliation News August 2013

At Reconciliation Australia we often talk about the importance of recognition. Proper recognition can be empowering – but sometimes we can forget to stop and reflect on our own achievements, particularly during busy periods.

Submission to the Indigenous Employment and Training Review 2013

2012 – Submission to the National Anti Racism Strategy

Submission to the National Anti-Racism Partnership National Anti-Racism Strategy

Five Fast Facts – Tent embassy

On Australia Day in 1972, a number of Indigenous activists erected a beach umbrella on the lawns of Old Parliament House. Michael Anderson, Billy Craigie, Bertie Williams and Tony Koorie set up the protest and placed a sign that said ‘Embassy’ to represent a displaced nation.

Reconciliation Australia Annual Review 2011-12

Twelve years since we opened our doors, Reconciliation Australia is witnessing the greatest level of support in our history.

Reconciliation Australia Annual Financial Report 2011-12

Your directors present this report to the members of Reconciliation Australia Limited for the year ended 30 June 2012.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Impact Measurement Report 2012

This report presents the cumulative impact of Reconciliation Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program for 2012.

2012 Australian Reconciliation Barometer Report by Auspoll

Reconciliation Australia and Auspoll began collaboration on the Reconciliation Barometer research project in February 2007.

2012 Australian Reconciliation Barometer Overview

What is the Australian Reconciliation Barometer? The Australian Reconciliation Barometer is a biennial national research study that measures the progress of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.

Yarn About Youth Report November 2012

In May 2012, Reconciliation Australia and the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition launched the Yarn About Youth program to find out what issues matter to young people and how young people and the youth sector can progress reconciliation.

Reconciliation Australia Annual Review 2010-11

They say change is always a good thing and it shows; with Reconciliation Australia’s first Indigenous Chief Executive, Leah Armstrong, leading the charge in her first year in the position.

Reconciliation Australia Annual Financial Report 2010-11

The directors of Reconciliation Australia Limited (Reconciliation Australia) present the annual financial report of the company for the financial year ended 30 June 2011

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Impact Measurement Report 2011

In 2006, Reconciliation Australia launched an ambitious new program aimed at getting workplaces to progress reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

2011 – Enhancing Indigenous Financial Capability Programs

The development of a sound economic base in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is paramount to the future of Indigenous Australians.

Reconciliation News December 2011

Recognition. It’s motivational; it instigates pride and connectedness; and it has the potential to drive positive change. This is why, this year, the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution has been the subject of a national conversation.

Reconciliation News August 2011

National Reconciliation Week certainly captured the attention of Australians this year; with hundreds of events and impromptu gatherings held by businesses, schools and remote communities across the country.

Video: Dr Tom Calma responds to The Apology

2009 Impact Measurement Paper – Contribution of reconciliation actions in closing the gap

The aim of this paper is to provide a framework to enable discussions between Reconciliation Australia and interested stakeholders about ways we can and should measure the impact of our work

2008 Australian Reconciliation Barometer Quick Guide

The Barometer is a national research study that looks at the relationship between Indigenous and other Australians. Designed to be repeated every two years, the Barometer explores how we see and feel about each other, and how perceptions affect progress towards reconciliation and closing the gaps.

2008 Australian Reconciliation Barometer National Sample Report

This document presents the findings of the National Sample for the Australian Reconciliation Barometer. The Barometer has been developed to provide a benchmark of the current progress towards reconciliation in Australia. The intention is that it will periodically track the progress towards reconciliation.

2008 Australian Reconciliation Barometer Indigenous Sample Report

2008 Australian Reconciliation Barometer Comparative Report

The Reconciliation Barometer was designed to provide a snapshot of Australian attitudes which affect progress towards reconciliation, as a benchmark for measuring how these attitudes change in the future.