Town is poster child for accord
POSTERS proclaiming locals’ commitment to reconciliation have been erected around the Town of Victoria Park.
They will remain till July 12 to help commemorate Reconciliation Week (May 27-June 3) and Naidoc Week (July 5-12) this year.
Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the Town’s Aboriginal Engagement Strategy Group and community organisation were planning a special celebration to mark reconciliation.
The posters will feature portrait photographs of local Aboriginal and nonAboriginal people representing sport, the arts, politics and edcuation proclaiming their shared belief in reconciliation with a joint statement of support.
“It’s important to celebrate reconciliation and highlight the important role it plays in strengthening relationships in the community,” Mr Vaughan said.
One of the posters, featuring community volunteers Roger Meakes and Albert Knapp. STILLBORN babies lost before the age of 20 weeks will now be recognised by the WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998 (WA) specifies that for a still-born baby to be legally registered, it must have reached the age of 20 weeks, or weigh 400 grams if the duration of the pregnancy cannot be established.
Attorney General Michael Mischin said he had asked the registrar to allow parents who lost a child through early pregnancy loss to be given the opportunity to apply for a ‘recognition of loss’ certificate.
For more information, including the application form, visit dotag.wa.gov.au.