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QCOSS is committed to reconciliation and the self-determination of First Nations Peoples. Throughout 2021-22, QCOSS supported advocacy to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the Australian Constitution, and sought to engage and work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and organisations - including in our capacity building program, research and policy development.
QCOSS observed and celebrated NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week.
During Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2022), Dr Chris Sarra, Director-General, Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, joined QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh for an In Conversation to discuss Pathway to Treaty. Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the Mabo decision, Dr Sarra reflected on the Uluru Statement of the Heart, First Nations People’s connection to country, and the Path to Treaty.
Delivered in partnership with QUT Centre for Justice, 77 QCOSS members joined the live event.