Indigenous

If we are to progress towards reconciliation we need to feel safe, vulnerable and brave

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.

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Supporting reconciliation means working together to overcome the gap

Supporting reconciliation means working to overcome the division (often called the gap) and the inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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Indigenous identity is not the colour of your skin

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.

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Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: Let’s take the next steps

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.

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Recognising a shared history: leading a genuine partnership with the First Australians

Australians of today are not directly responsible for what happened in the past. But it is part of our shared history.

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A reconciled Australia: Our Indigenous peoples understood, recognised and respected

At KPMG, our vision for every Indigenous Australian is equal opportunity to live and plan a positive future for themselves, their families and communities.

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Encouraging lifelong learning: mentoring through the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Only 60 percent of Indigenous students reach year 12 compared to 86 percent retention rate for non-Indigenous students.

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Recruiting our Indigenous brothers and sisters: not just tokenism

When I was first asked to write an article, I must admit I was a little bit reluctant. It’s not because I didn’t want to, instead I wanted to make…

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A culturally competent workplace: building effective relationships with Indigenous peoples

25 November marked the 25th anniversary of a formal reconciliation process in Australia through the formation of The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. Despite the progress since then in closing the…

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Igniting the Indigenous economy: a better way forward for Indigenous peoples

The dignity of employment and access to entrepreneurial opportunity are as important to Indigenous Australians as non-Indigenous Australians.

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Native Title should be recognised not granted: because it has always existed

Earlier this year I attended my clan’s Native Title hearing. It was held in Taroom, Queensland (QLD), which is a four-hour drive South-East of Rockhampton. It took two days each…

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Garma Festival: still much to be achieved in empowering Indigenous Australians

There’s nothing quite like flying into Gove Airport at Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land, a remote and fascinating part of the Northern Territory, and the location for the Garma Festival.…

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Constitutional Recognition vs Treaty: a valuable NAIDOC week discussion

At the heart of the debate around ‘Constitutional recognition vs treaty’ there exists two fundamentally different conceptions of the place of Indigenous people in the nation.

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