May 3, 2018
Local organisations have received small grants from the State Government to help celebrate National Reconciliation Week.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad announced on Thursday the successful applicants under the new Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program.
Forty community groups across Queensland received grants of up to $2500 to help promote reconciliation at local events.
“This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week – Don’t Keep History a Mystery – encourages everyone to talk honestly about the incredible historical trauma inflicted on First Nations people in this country,” Ms Trad said.
“To genuinely address the ongoing gap in outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous Queenslanders we must move together towards reconciliation.
“I’m so proud to be able to help to spread the message of reconciliation and I want to encourage the entire community to be part of Queensland’s reconciliation journey.”
National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign held each year from May 27 to June 3 and marks two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.
Successful in the South and North Burnett are: