Quarterly newsletter from Reconciliation Queensland
RQI News - Quarter 1, Jan-Mar 2019
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Reconciliation movement remains strong and united

Continuing the reconciliation conversation at every level in our communities is creating positive change between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.


Australia Day 2019 evokes reflection on reconciliation

  Australia Day 2019 evokes reflection on reconciliation

Ancient lore merged into modern law when Kabi Kabi Elder Uncle Eugene Bargo and young lawyer turned comedian Leon Filewood took to the speaker’s podium on Australia Day 2019.

Uncle Eugene and Leon were guest speakers for what has become one of the most successful events of the year for Reconciliation Queensland Incorporated.


Brisbane hosts Australian Reconciliation Network

Brisbane hosts Australian Reconciliation Network 

Delegates from State and Territory reconciliation councils across the country converged on Queensland’s parliament house in Brisbane over two days in November 2018 for the Australian Reconciliation Network annual face-to-face meeting. Special guests included RQI’s Patrons Dr Jackie Huggins and Dame Quentin Bryce, Yuggera Elder and Traditional Custodian Uncle Des Sandy...


RQI Speaker Series: Murri Court - Indigenous Justice?

  Murri Court - Indigenous Justice?

Join us on March 16th at Mitchelton Library for a presentation by former Queensland Chief Magistrate and founder of the Murri Court, Diane Fingleton. Long before Kevin Rudd’s National Apology, Chief Magistrate Diane Fingleton made an Apology in 2000 to Indigenous people from the bench. “It was just that they had not always been granted the justice that they deserved,” she said.


Getting festive with yourtown

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Registered charity for young people yourtown threw open its doors in December for a Christmas gathering of RAP organisations, local reconciliation organisations and supporters.

The ticketed event helped raise valuable funds to support future Reconciliation Queensland Inc. community engagement activities.


Nurragunnawali Awards nominations open now

The Nurragunnawali Awards Recognise exceptional commitment to reconciliation in education. They are the first and only national awards program for reconciliation in the early, primary and secondary education sectors. Nominations close Friday, 10 May 2019.

Latest Australian Reconciliation Barometer research released

Australians’ support for reconciliation and for a greater Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander say in their own affairs continues to strengthen according to the latest Australian Reconciliation Barometer national survey conducted by Reconciliation Australia