Aboriginal flags will be flown permanently at all West Australian police stations as part of the force's Reconciliation Action Plan to improve relations with indigenous people. Commissioner Chris Dawson said it was an important move to show "we mean what we say".
"I want them to see respect, I want them to know that we're dinkum, that we're serious about it," Commissioner Dawson told ABC radio.
Commissioner Dawson's announcement comes almost 11 months after the Aboriginal flag was raised permanently outside the Western Australian Police headquarters in East Perth as he apologised to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders on behalf of the force.
Global Reconciliation is calling for nominations for the 2019 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship. The Fellowship is the premier award in the world recognising effective achievements in reconciliation. This year, the theme of the Fellowship is Gender and Reconciliation. The award carries with it an AUD $10,000 prize.
7 DEC 2018 — From the team at Walking Together: Petition closes Monday 10 December.
In reflection of his participation in the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel noted that, “Legs are not lips and walking is not kneeling. And yet our legs uttered songs. Even without words, our march was worship. I felt my legs were praying.”
That was certainly our experience as almost 600 "Walked Together" through the streets of Melbourne last night.Collectively we called upon our elected leaders to work together to establish a just Treaty that recognises and acknowledges our First Nation's and ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people have a lasting voice in our national Parliament.