National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to explore how each of us can contribute to creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The dates for this week are the same every year to commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the 1967 (27 May) referendum where 90% of Australians voted to give the Australian Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise them in the Census, and the High Court Mabo decision on 3 June 1992. The theme this year is Be Brave. Make Change and all Australians are encouraged to take action in their daily lives – where they live, work, play and socialise — to ensure that Indigenous Australians are not discriminated against.
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