Our offices are closed for the public holiday on Wednesday, January 26th.
We recognise, however, that January 26th is not a day for celebration.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, this is a day of mourning.
We will be taking time tomorrow to educate ourselves and reflect on the ongoing impacts of colonisation and white privilege in this country.
We acknowledge that we live and work on stolen land, and that sovereignty was never ceded.
Today, tomorrow, and every day, we stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who continue to fight for justice, recognition and restitution.
As a rights-based organisation, we believe it is important to listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and to engage in respectful dialogue about our history, the ongoing impacts of European settlement in Australia, truth-telling, justice and and reconciliation.
We encourage our staff, partners and supporters to learn more about what January 26th means to First Nations Australians. Check out these thought provoking articles from Aboriginal-owned social enterprise Clothing the Gaps on 8 Things You Need to Know About January 26 and Things You Can Do Instead of Celebrating Genocide.
Our offices will re-open on Thursday, January 27th at 9:00am.