First Nations involvement in Australia Day Council SA to continue

For the third year running the Australia Day Council of South Australia has given a platform to First Nations people wanting to ensure their voice is heard during the proceedings of January 26. ADCSA Chief Executive Officer Jan Chorley says this year’s Australia Day theme is encouraging South Australians to “Reflect, Respect and Celebrate. The Story of Us.” The day … Read More

Generation of Change in 2020

During November and December Reconciliation SA ran our nationally recognised program Generation of Change, supporting students and teachers in years 7-12 to explore their own abilities to respond to racism. Incorporating ActNow’s interactive Forum Theatre performance Responding to Racism, participants were supported to conceptualise and identify various forms of racism, encouraging them to develop appropriate response strategies. The silver lining … Read More

20/21 State Government Budget Summary

On Tuesday 10 November, the State Government released the 2020/21 State Budget. The Budget included several commitments to support Aboriginal people and communities in South Australia and promote Aboriginal culture.  Key measures included: $3.3 million to support the Aboriginal Community Controlled Sector in South Australia to deliver services and programs to First Nations people under Priority Reform Two of the … Read More

Interview: Uncle Gordon Franklin, Kokatha man and Military Veteran

Reconciliation SA caught up with Kokatha man and military veteran Gordon Franklin. Born along the Nullarbor plains, SA, Mr. Franklin and his family eventually moved to the Eyre Peninsula of SA. His family had links to the area, and it was close to the land of the Kokatha people. After some moving around the peninsula, at 14 years of age … Read More

Reconciliation SA Board Nomination Pack

Nominations for election of Reconciliation SA Board Members are now open. Are you passionate about Reconciliation? Are you an energised and strategic thinker? Are you motivated to achieve change? Then think about becoming a Board Member and take a more active leadership role in the state of Reconciliation here in South Australia. Membership of the Board is an opportunity for people to … Read More

Blast Off on the West Coast, Koonibba Makes History again!

Koonibba is now home to Australia’s first rocket launch from a commercial test site – becoming a part of history once more. The first attempt was on Tuesday 15 September 2020, but it was a misfire. Leaving a myriad of travelers and tourists keen to witness the historic moment disappointed. Four days later, however, another attempt was made, and this … Read More

Josh to Spearhead Inclusivity in the Hills

Josh Spier is the Adelaide Hills Council’s new Community and Social Planning Officer. Josh explains his new role as “ensuring our district is accessible and inclusive for all people, a key step in strengthening community wellbeing.” Josh grew up in Bridgewater, in the Adelaide hills. “Even when I moved to a high school in the CBD, I still spent every … Read More

Constitutional Change for Reconciliation SA

On Tuesday 29 September 2020, Reconciliation SA held the first event at its new premises at Pitt Street Adelaide, in the form of a Special General Meeting, this meeting proposed a new Constitution for the organisation. Reconciliation SA Board have been working hard for some time to look at how the 2011 Constitution was reflective of the work that is … Read More