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Journeying Together Towards Genuine Reconciliation Workshop, 14 March

The Closing the Gap Report 2019 reveals a significant lack of progress on all but two of the seven targets.  The Prime Minister is proposing a formal partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives and governments on the Closing the Gap strategy to support initiative led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to address the priorities identified by those communities. This would include shared responsibility for targets between Indigenous people, federal, state and territory governments.
For further reading see: The Conversation Four Lessons from 11 years of Closing the Gap Reports Nicholas Biddle, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

We all need to do better to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
Within the social services sector, this means developing our understanding of the intergenerational and ongoing trauma and impact of colonisation.  It means building our understanding of the issues important to Aboriginal people including the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Victorian Treaty process. It means continuing the journey of reconciliation together.
Catholic Social Services Victoria, together with Aboriginal Catholic Ministry  is running a 'Journeying Together Towards Genuine Reconciliation' workshop on 14 March 2019. Victorian Treaty Commissioner Jill Gallagher will present and there will be opportunity for discussion on the Treaty process and to hear from members about reconciliation. Whether you are working directly or indirectly with Aboriginal communities, you and your staff are encouraged to attend this workshop.   Download Flyer

When: 14 March 2019
Time: 9.00—11.30am

Where: Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St, East Melbourne
RSVP: Please register by 8 March 2019 on trybooking

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