In the 20 years since Australians walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in support of reconciliation, a lot has changed—but one thing that has not is the importance of recognising past wrongs and working together for a better future. Today we mark National Sorry Day and the start of National Reconciliation Week. This year, the theme for the week is In This Together—something that resonates now more than ever as we are reminded of the importance of coming together as a community.
National Reconciliation Week takes place from 27 May to 3 June each year, commemorating two significant milestones in Australia’s history—the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court’s decision in Mabo. Chief Executive Officer of Reconciliation Australia, Karen Mundine, said Australia’s ability to move forward as a nation relies on individuals, organisations and communities coming together in the spirit of reconciliation.
To launch National Reconciliation Week this year, all Australians are being asked to take to social media to acknowledge Country, a simple and easy way to show support.