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Reconciliation Archive


Promoting Reconciliation

The promotion of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is a high priority of the Social Action Office (SAO). We define "reconciliation" as:

Reconciliation seeks the restoration of damaged humanity by creating a space for:
. truth telling
. justice and
. healing
as a basis for a better future.

(Adapted from Robert Schreiter, The Ministry of Reconciliation, 1998)


Click here for the TREATY Background Discussion Paper prepared by the SAO

Click here for a list of Treaty websites

Click here to download a Racism Action Kit (pdf file) - Imagining a Future Without Racism, Intolerance, Prejudice or Xenophobia (Note: You need Acrobat Reader to open a pdf file)


The SAO has been involved in and promoted many issues related to the promotion of social justice for Indigenous people in Australia. Campaigns in the past have focussed on:


Recognition of Country

In 2000, as part of the Year of Jubilee, the SAO prepared a resource for Religious Congregations to assist them in acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which their properties now stand. Click below to view this resource:

Reconciliation Events

Click here to view photos from previous Reconciliation events that SAO was involved in.


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