Reconciliation Victoria News

RecVic's Vicki Clark added to Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll

Congratulations to the nine Aboriginal Victorians, including long-time RecVic Council member Vicki Clark, who were last night inducted into the 2017 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll.  Vicki joins a group of very distinguished and  deserving inductees, who have dedicated their lives to helping others and giving back to their community, while fighting for self-determination and equality.

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NOVEMBER NEWS out now...

For all the latest gigs, cultural events and reconciliation news across Victoria... Check out our November news here.

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Moreland City Council joins Cities of Yarra and Darebin

Moreland Council, in Melbourne's north, voted 7-4 on the 13th of September 2017 that January 26 will no longer be referred to as Australia Day, and it supported action to change the date of Australia's national day. 

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Darebin Council votes to cease Australia Day celebrations

The City of Darebin in Melbourne's north, which included suburbs of Northcote, Thornbury, Preston and Reservoir, voted on Monday night to follow the lead of neighbouring Yarra Council in moving its Australia Day events from January 26.

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City of Yarra votes to change way it marks January 26

Reconciliation Victoria commends and strongly supports the City of Yarra in their decision and courageous leadership related to its January 26 recommendations, a result of engaging with the local Aboriginal community. 

Yarra Council last night voted unanimously to change the way it marks January 26, from 2018 onwards. 

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Referendum Council's Final Report released to public

The PM released the Final Report of the Referendum Council to the public on the 17 July, two weeks after he was presented the report. 

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Narragunnawali Awards for schools and early learning centres

Reconciliation Australia  have launched their inaugural Narragunnawali Awards that recognise reconciliation excellence in the education sector.

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The 2017 Community HART Awards winners have been announced!

VLGA and Reconciliation Victoria are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Community HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) Awards.

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National Sorry Day commemorated all around Victoria

National Sorry Day is a nation-wide observance held on May 26 each year.  This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

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Reconciliation Forum and Tour on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

The annual regional Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum took place on Dja Dja Wurrung Country over the weekend Friday 31 March –  Sunday 2 April.  45 people representing 15 LRGs attended. 

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2016 Australian Reconciliation Barometer shows racism on the rise

The Reconciliation Barometer is a biennial, national research study, conducted by Reconciliation Australia since 2008. The Barometer measures attitudes and perceptions towards reconciliation, and maps our progress towards the five dimensions of reconciliation.  The 2016 Barometer is out now.

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Close the Gap Report tabled

On 14 February, the day after the 9th Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's First Peoples, the annual Close the Gap Report was tabled.

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Racial discrimination one of top issues facing Australia today - new report

Mission Australia yesterday released a report revealing that racial discrimination was one of the most significant issues concerning young people in Australia.

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Budj Bim tour and forum

Last month over 35 reconciliation supporters from around Victoria gathered on Gunditjmara country at Budj Bim, to learn about the Gunditjmara peoples’ connection to this very special place, and to connect with each other, to share, learn and build a stronger reconciliation movement. 

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Self-determination forums for Aboriginal people in Victoria

Aboriginal people living in Victoria have an exciting opportunity to help shape the future relationship between the Aboriginal community and Victorian Government.

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Victorian State Government to enter into Australia's first Treaty negotiations.

On ABC's Lateline program on the 26th February it was announced that "[t]he Victorian State Government hopes that within a matter of weeks it'll be in talks to draft Australia's first treaty with Aboriginal people.

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State of Reconciliation in Australia Report launched

On Tuesday, February 9, Reconciliation Australia released a landmark report highlighting what has been achieved under the five dimensions of reconciliation: race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity; unity; and historical acceptance.  The report, the first of its kind since 2000, makes recommendations on how we can progress reconciliation into the next generation.

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New Maggolee Website For Councils And Communities Launched

Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins yesterday launched the new Maggolee website, a resource for local councils to work more closely with Aboriginal communities.

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Promoting Reconciliation through Local Government

Over the past year, Reconciliation Victoria has led the Reconciliation in Local Government Action Research Project, in partnership with the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Reconciliation Australia, and with funding support from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.

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