Q & A Factsheets
We’ve developed some simple and straightforward factsheets to answer any questions you might have about a range of issues important to reconciliation. Reconciliation Australia distributes these factsheets to encourage debate, combat misinformation and stimulate important conversations.We hope that you will use these factsheets to start up a conversation with your family, friends, co-workers or people in your community.
Recent fact sheets in the ‘Let’s talk’ series:
Our Australia Day factsheet Let’s Talk…26 January examines differing views of 26th January and highlights the importance of recognising and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
The November 2013 Let’s Talk… Melbourne Cup celebrates the 40th anniversary of Frank Reys’ historic Melbourne Cup win and looks back on the barriers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sports people have overcome to be champions.
Learn about Torres Strait Island people, culture and histories in the latest Let’s talk factsheet on the Torres Strait.
Our April 2013 factsheets discusses the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women. Check out Let’s Talk…Remembering the Forgotten Anzacs here.
Let’s Talk…Women of Influence factsheet celebrates the achievements of women in the lead up to International Women’s Day.
Let’s Talk…inspiring Australians highlights some of the successful and inspirational Australians who we can be proud.
Let’s talk..Music that shaped Australia discusses the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to the Australian music scene and shows how music has the power to unite all people.
Let’s talk… Australian voices highlights the importance of Indigenous languages to Australian and what we can do to keep them alive and strong today. Read more about Jack Buckskin’s story in Kaurna and English.
Let’s talk… Olympic heroes looks the at the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander althletes at Olympic and Paralympic games.
Remembering the forgotten Anzacs, profiles the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women to Australia’s military efforts. Read more about Reg Saunders, the first Aboriginal Officer in the Australian Defence Force here.
If you would like to know more about a certain issue, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to answer it.
Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Five Fast Facts
Recognising Indigenous Achievement in higher education – Five Fast Facts
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples – Five Fast Facts
Australian Reconciliation Barometer 2010
The Healing Foundation – Five Fast Facts
Apology to the Stolen Generations (revised 9 Feb 2011)
Wild Rivers Legislation
Welfare Reform and Income Management
Indigenous participation in Parliament – Five Fast Facts
NAIDOC – Five Fast Facts
Drug and alcohol use by Indigenous people
Reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week – Five Fast Facts
Bridge Walk Anniversary
Closing the Gap – Life Expectancy
Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country
Indigenous Perspectives in the National Curriculum – Five Fast Facts
Apology to the Stolen Generations (revised 10 Feb 2010)
Indigenous Perspectives in Australian Schools
Aboriginal Land Rights
The Racial Discrimination Act – Five Fast Facts
Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report
Australian Reconciliation Barometer 2008
Indigenous Australians and the Constitution
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Australians and Family Violence
Apology to the Stolen Generations