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Close the Gap

"Ensuring this constitutional guarantee will help provide our First Nations leaders and their communities with stability and longevity in these critical areas, particularly across election cycles and changes of Government" (The Rev'd Canon Bruce Boase, Chair of the ACSQ Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group)

From The Heart welcomes Budget commitment to fund a referendum on First Nations constitutional recognition

From The Heart, the campaign for First Nations constitutional recognition through a Voice to Parliament, has welcomed the government’s commitment to retain contingency funding for a referendum on constitutional recognition in the 2023 Federal Budget


The Southport School Indigenous Program

A recent Australian Catholic University study shows that The Southport School’s innovative Indigenous Program is delivering across the board – notably the percentage of TSS First Nations students aspiring to go to university is higher than the national average. Twenty-nine First Nations students currently attend TSS, and twice a week they meet together to explore their cultures, including via storytelling in the school’s outdoor yarning circle


Coalition of Peaks calls for braver and more impactful action

“A reconciled nation is where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have full control over our own destinies; where we live freely and equally, unencumbered by trauma and poor life outcomes; and where there is true recognition of our rights as First Peoples of this land; and, where our cultures and languages are honoured, protected and flourish,” says the Coalition of Peaks, a representative body of over 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled peak organisations