Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution

Churches of Christ in Queensland recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Australians, with unique cultures, languages and relationships to the land and seas. We also recognise the inherent rights, laws, customs, and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Churches of Christ in Queensland supports the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution and the removal of clauses and sections that allow for discrimination based on race.

We are committed to seeking fairness and justice for all Australians and recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first people of Australia in our constitution is an important part of this.

Our commitment to reconciliation

Churches of Christ in Queensland is committed to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We put this commitment into action through the work we do with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities, and through the activities outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Reconciliation guides our staff and volunteers on a path that encourages them to reach out and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – to develop friendships, share culture, and live and work together in compassionate communities.

Through reconciliation we commit to improving the cultural, spiritual and family wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the communities we work with.

Find out more

You can find out more about constitutional recognition and get involved in the Recognise campaign at www.recognise.org.au.

Posted December 11, 2015 in Reconciliation action plan