National Reconciliation Week 2017 – ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’

Wednesday 31st May, 2017 12:30 pm – Wednesday 31st May, 2017 2:00 pm
The Law Society
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Reconciliation Action Plans and their long-term positive impacts on our Australian community

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June, marking two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 Referendum and the historic Mabo decision. The 27 May 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. Over 90 percent of Australians voted in the 1967 referendum to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to recognise them in the national census.

The Law Society is pleased to welcome two leading speakers to talk about the purpose of Reconciliation Action Plans and how they can be developed and implemented meaningfully. Hear from James Back, Executive Officer of Reconciliation Western Australia, and Ingrid Cumming, Director and Chief of Engagement at Codeswitch; a global strategic agency that works with organisations to co-design creative solutions for positive collective impact. The seminar also provides time for questions and answers.

Key Learnings:

  • How a Reconciliation Action Plan can provide a meaningful yet practical plan to develop relationships, show respect and increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • How Reconciliation Australia Western Australia, can provide a local, first contact for Western Australian organisations seeking more information about what it means to develop a Plan and effective reconciliation strategies
  • How we can all contribute to reconciliation through the development of a Plan, and by taking these next steps together, how we can create a better future for all Australians.

Registration is free and a light lunch is provided.



James Back
Reconciliation Western Australia

Ingrid Cumming

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