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In this together - National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2020)

This week we celebrate National Reconciliation Week, commemorating two significant milestones in our reconciliation journey - the 1967 referendum, and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.  

This year’s theme is ‘In this together’ and we urge you to join us to reflect and continue the journey of reconciliation by taking part in Reconciliation Australia’s virtual events.   

For a unique and current insight into the status of reconciliation, view our recording of Professor Megan Davis, Chair of the First Nations Constitutional Convention and Justice Victoria Bennett AO as they discuss the unprecedented deliberative process underpinning the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the constitutional implications of a call for Voice, Treaty, Truth. 

The College wishes to congratulate Professor Davis on her recent appointment as the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law at UNSW Sydney. Responding to the announcement Professor Davis said:

“It is an honour to be named Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law. My priorities as Chair will be to provide the academic rigour needed to inform development of proposals for constitutional amendment and institutional design of a voice to Parliament, as well as the foundations of a future Makarrata Commission as set down in the Uluru Statement, to oversee agreement making across the federation and to facilitate truth telling processes.”