Reconciliation

Alison Kitchen, Australian Chairman responds to Ken Wyatt’s pledge for Indigenous recognition

Yesterday, in a speech to the National Press Club, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt committed to, “… develop and bring forward a consensus option for constitutional recognition to…

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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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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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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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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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Mentoring Indigenous kids gives more than just a chance for a better education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Sadly, the story of a talented Indigenous kid who has difficulties with their teachers…

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“Ours” not “theirs” is the thinking we need on the journey towards reconciliation

Reconciliation Week begins today. It’s 25 years since the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR) was established and in February this year, Reconciliation Australia issued a significant and important report, The…

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It’s time to change it up!

On Tuesday evening at KPMG in Melbourne, we held a Q&A style panel event, hosted by Tony Jones, the popular host of ABC’s Q&A program.

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Identity: more than the colour of your skin

I am often asked about my Aboriginal heritage. “But you don’t look Aboriginal,” they say. “So how come you identify as Aboriginal?” The truth is my Aboriginal heritage isn’t something…

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A passion for Reconciliation

Jawun’ means ‘friend’ or ‘family’ in the Kuku Yalanji language of Mossman Gorge, Queensland. I have just come back from a six week secondment to Kununurra in the East Kimberley…

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Reconciliation: A landmark moment for Australia

Wednesday is International Human Rights Day. It’s on a day such as this that we should ask ourselves a key question: how can we ensure equality of opportunity for all…

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