National Reconciliation Week 2022

Be Brave. Make Change.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The GPT Group is formally committed to reconciliation through our Reconciliation Action Plan, and we are continuing to learn more about Australia’s incredible First Nations cultures – the oldest living cultures in the world.

GPT is committed to fostering respect and understanding, and we are continuing to deliver on the commitments made in our second Reconciliation Action Plan. These commitments align to Reconciliation Australia’s five critical dimensions of national reconciliation: race relationships, equality and equity, institutional integrity unity, and historical acceptance.
 

ACTIONS TO MAKE CHANGE 

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, Be Brave Make Change is a challenge to all of us to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

Change begins with brave actions in your daily life – where you live, work, play and socialise.

Discover meaningful actions to impact change everyday, not just during National Reconciliation Week here.

 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK 

We’re committed to incorporating brave actions into our daily life, and taking these actions with us everyday of the year – not just during National Reconciliation Week. Artist Molly Wallace, a young Kamilaroi woman who grew up in Dungog NSW has created
'To Hear' a representation of our commitment to being brave within our spaces.

To Hear by Molly Wallace

"My art works always show how everything is connected, from the stars and sky to the earth and living beings below. Everything working together to create harmony and a spiritual connection to everything in the environment. GPT’s commitment to being brave, to make spaces more inclusive and sustainable is an extremely important thing for business to aspire to. In this painting I have tried to show the beauty of living in harmony with the environment and how people working together form an important part of the connection everything has."