Australian Government

Our reconciliation vision is to work in equal partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build a just, secure and resilient Australia where all people have access to the rights and protections of the rule of law.

Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. It is about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equity for all Australians. The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation was established under the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991, with this mission:

         "The object of the establishment of the Council is to promote a process of reconciliation between Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and the wider Australian community..." - Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991, Section 5

The Council worked closely with the Australian Local Government Association to have the issue of reconciliation on the local community agenda. In January 2000, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation was replaced with a new private body, Reconciliation Australia. Reconciliation Australia > is the current peak national organisation building and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.