Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Geelong Constitutional Recognition Project

GOFRG has received a grant from Reconciliation Australia to do a small local project to raise awareness about the potential referendum to change the Australian Constitution.

We will be conducting sessions with 10 local groups over the next few months, including one with Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group members & friends on 19th March - 7.30pm at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op.

See the 'Recognise' website for updates on referendum activity -

Here is some recent information from them:
On Wednesday, February 13, we'll get a chance to hear from two of the next generation of Indigenous achievers about why recognition matters to them.
This is the day the Parliament is expected to vote on the Act of Recognition. You are welcome to view the debate in the public gallery at Parliament House and be there in person to see history unfold.
Two impressive leaders, Jason Glanville (CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence) and Tanya Hosch (Deputy Campaign Director – Recognise) will make their first addresses to the National Press Club in Canberra at lunchtime that same day.
They'll make the case for putting respect and fairness at the heart of our founding document, for making it even more Australian, and how this moment could bring our nation together – after so many chapters apart.