The theme for National Reconciliation Week is “let’s take the next steps”. An important concept. However, Andrew Olsen argues it is wishful thinking to believe we can focus on moving forward without recognising and addressing the current issues of our Indigenous peoples.
Supporting reconciliation means working to overcome the division (often called the gap) and the inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
When you ask the majority of Australians to describe an Indigenous person their standard definition involves some reference to colour. But Tahlia Burgoyne knows it is relationships and country that really define Indigenous Australians.
Saturday marked the start of National Reconciliation Week. This year the bookends are significant anniversaries of milestone events in the reconciliation journey. Peter Nash, KPMG chairman shares his vision for a reconciled Australia.
Australians of today are not directly responsible for what happened in the past. But it is part of our shared history.
Only 60 percent of Indigenous students reach year 12 compared to 86 percent retention rate for non-Indigenous students.