Town is poster child for ac­cord

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Community News -

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.

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