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Victoria's transport industry is invited to learn more about National Reconciliation Week.

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Victoria's transport infrastructure projects touch many parts of Country where members and Elders of local Indigenous communities have been custodians for many centuries. While this happens throughout the year, Reconciliation Week is a time to check in to see what more we can do towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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* Q&A with inspiring and influential leaders from industry, community and peak bodies.

* information on programs you can join to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in your current workforce, and diversify your future workforce.

Training For The Future's 'Transforming Transport' Inclusion Capability Series

Delivered as part of Victoria's Training For The Future (TFTF) program, Transforming Transport is an industry wide series of sessions aimed at building the industry's inclusion capability. TFTF is is delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project in partnership with the Rail Academy Newport, Rail Projects Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne, Yarra Trams, V/Line, VicTrack and Public Transport Victoria.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week brings Australians together to explore what we can contribute to our future and learn about our shared histories. Through reconciliation, we can move forward as a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal people. The week includes two significant milestones on 27 May and 3 June.

27 May is the anniversary of the 1967 referendum where 90% of Australians (and 95% of Victorians) voted ‘yes’ to changing the constitution so that Aboriginal people could be counted in the National Census, and for the Federal government to make laws for all people (previously only the State’s laws applied to Aboriginal people).

3 June is Mabo Day and commemorates Eddie Koiki Mabo. His position was that he and other Torres Strait Islanders occupied the island of Mer before the British. On this day in 1992 the High Court ruled in his favour, effectively recognising Native Title Rights and rejecting ‘terra nullius’; the idea that Australia belonged to no-one before the British arrived.

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