Our Reconciliation Journey
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to help achieve an Australia free of poverty.
We will work together, and learn from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build mutually respectful relationships and ensure the Brotherhood of St Laurence plays its part in advancing the rights, equality and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF, 292kb) sets out a path for our reconciliation journey.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence recognises the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as expressed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and stands beside them in their call for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution. We also support the establishment of a Makarrata Commission to enable a fair and truthful relationship between all Australians.
We accept the invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement for a better future.
Offering an Acknowledgement of Country at meetings or events recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and custodians of their land. It promotes an awareness of the past and ongoing connection to place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Traditional Owners of the land, welcoming visitors to their community as a sign of respect and hospitality.