Factsheets

Below are factsheets and other information resources relating to reconciliation in New South Wales, listed in chronological order of publiciation.

There have been a number of initiatives set up by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups over the past six months. Yet, New South Wales appears to be falling behind its state counterparts in policy and legislation initiatives at a time when incarceration rates are rising, there are significant health disparities between Indigenous and non­Indigenous peoples, and a rising rate of Indigenous suicide, which is now the most common cause of death for 15­35 year olds. This factsheet unpacks developments in New South Wales across key areas of: justice, education, health, reparations, politics, land & housing, gender & children, and art & culture.

Reconciliation Australia’s 2016 report, The State of Reconciliation in Australia, examines the progress of reconciliation since the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 1991. The report measures this progress against five benchmarks of reconciliation in Australia: race relations, equality & equity, unity, institutional integrity, and historical acceptance. The full report can be viewed at Reconciliation Australia’s website, and our summary of the report is here.