Council leading way in reconciliation
CAIRNS Regional Council is leading the way as the first council in Queensland and one of 12 in Australia to adopt a plan under the Reconciliation Australia Program.
The Reconciliation Action Plan will focus on closing the gap on health, social and economic disadvantages faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
Improving health and wellbeing, eliminating the 17-year difference in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people compared to other Australians and strengthening relationships through better understanding and communication are goals outlined in the RAP.
Providing and creating environments that contribute to economic development and employment opportunities is also a focus of the council’s RAP.
National Reconciliation Week kicks off on May 27 and the council is inviting Douglas locals to attend a community discussion about reconciliation and what it means to people from all communities.
The community discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 29, from 10.30am to noon at the council administration building on Front St, Mossman. For more information contact Brendan Leishman on 4099 9419.
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volunteers cleaning up at Woody Point