NATIONAL Sorry Day, on Tuesday, May 26, and National Reconciliation Week, starting May 27, are two of the most important dates in the calendar for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
These eight days are an opportunity for all Queenslanders to reflect on the part they can play – whether big or small – on our journey towards reconciliation.
It is also an opportunity for Australians across the country to reflect on the past and focus on how to improve the future for indigenous Australians.
Sadly, Queensland is failing to meet almost all the Closing the Gap targets set 12 years ago.
There have been improvements across some indicators but it is not good enough.
It is imperative we protect indigenous health by keeping these communities safe and provide them with the necessary programs and funding opportunities. Christian Rowan MP, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships