We support National Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

National Reconciliation Week started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first NRW. In 2000, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of NRW, to show their support for reconciliation.

Supporting and learning about National Reconciliation Week is a CPA Group commitment we have made in our recently registered Reconciliation Action Plan.

The 2019 NRW theme is Grounded in Truth – Walk Together with Courage.

Here is a link to many events planned for the week – https://www.weekendnotes.com/national-reconciliation-week-brisbane/

We encourage you to look out for and attend events in your local neighbourhood.