This report details a symposium in October 2018 which brought together experts from around the country to discuss the ways that truth telling could support healing and reconciliation in Australia.
Based on the Life in Australia study, this report assesses Australians' support for Australia Day on 26 January.
This Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlines the actions the department will take to improve opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff. The development process was led by the department's Indigenous Staff Network and RAP Working Group and helps to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and...
This is the report of the South Australian Treaty Commissioner Dr Roger Thomas to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the Hon Kyam Maher MLC, summarising the views of Aboriginal people of the State on treaty and recommending a suitable framework to enable treaty...
The consensus view of the Referendum Council is that the recommendations in this report for constitutional and extra-constitutional recognition are modest, reasonable, unifying and capable of attracting the necessary support of the Australian people.
This statement, following the Uluru constitutional convention, calls for establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution and establishment of a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations people.
Australia’s ageing Stolen Generations are still struggling with the impacts of unresolved trauma, and need a new policy approach to assist them and their families to heal.
A comparative analysis on the constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples in four jurisdictions.
The Australian Constitution that ‘created’ Australia as a nation in 1901, prevented the new Australian Commonwealth government from legislating on Indigenous Affairs, a power the Constitution reserved for the lower tier of State governments. In 1967, an Australian Constitutional Referendum was passed,...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not given a voice in the convention debates of the 1890s, which led to the drafting of the Constitution in 1901, and few were able to vote for it. This Discussion Paper sets out some of the different...
Assesses the impact of Chega! , the commission that documented human rights violations committed throughout Indonesia's 24-year-long occupation of Timor-Leste.
It is now 10 years since the publication of Chega! (the final report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, known by its...
In this Discussion Paper, I consider first the academic debate on the establishment of democracy and the role of political competition and cooperation as a background to the current Timorese government formula. This is followed by a brief historical tour of the...
Aboriginal people living in Victoria have an exciting opportunity to shape the relationship between the Aboriginal community and Victorian Government by joining the conversation on self–determination, treaty and representative structures.
How can we achieve a deeper understanding of Australia’s Indigenous history – not just in the abstract, but in the specific contexts of where we live, work and play? If all Australians had a relationship with Indigenous language, how would that affect...
This report is a review of the first two years of projects funded under the Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Initiative 2013-2015.
The removal of Stolen Generations members from their families, identity, land, language and culture continues to have a profound...
Twenty-five years after the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR), this report examines the state of reconciliation in Australia today. The report uses a five dimensional framework of reconciliation to measure and analyse Australia’s progress over this time and set out a roadmap...
This 2016 Closing the Gap report shows, as in previous years, that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. It underscores the need for all Australian governments to intensify their efforts...
Paul Keating is one of Australia’s most intriguing, controversial and reforming political figures. Kerry O’Brien is among our most experienced and incisive political journalists. In this fast-moving conversation, Keating dives into his relationships with US leaders, British monarchs and their silverware; the...