Tue, May. 26, 2020 All DayNational Apology Day is the anniversary of the formal apology made in 2008 by the Rudd Government and the Parliament of Australia to Australia’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, in particular the Stolen Generations.
Tue, May. 26, 2020 All DayNational Day of Healing, formerly and still occasionally known as National Sorry Day, offers the community the opportunity to acknowledge the impact of the policies spanning more than 150 years of forcible removal of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 following the release of the findings and recommendations from the report. One of...
Wed, May. 27, 2020 All DayThe 1967 Referendum was a landmark achievement for Indigenous Australians. Following decades of Indigenous and non-Indigenous activism, over 90% of all Australians voted in favour of amending two sections of the Australian Constitution: Section 51 (xxvi) The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to: ...The people of any race, other than the...
May. 27 - Jun. 3, 2020National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. This week is a time to reflect on achievements and things still be done to achieve reconciliation. This week is timed to coincide with two significant dates in Australia’s history. These day are strong symbols of hope and direction for reconciliation: 27 May and 3 June.