Goodstart Early Learning Shailer Park a finalist for 2021 QLD Reconciliation Awards
Goodstart Early Learning Shailer Park has been named as one of nineteen finalists in the 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards, acknowledging the service’s achievements and contributions toward reconciliation, diversity and inclusivity.
The service joins 18 other finalists from a variety of businesses and organisations who have been recognised for promoting and enhancing reconciliation in their communities, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“Queenslanders continue to pave the path toward reconciliation, amplifying First Nations voices and creating a fairer, more respectful state,” the Premier said.
“The finalists for the 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards represent the best of our state – people coming together to improve the understanding of this country’s history and cultural heritage, connect communities, create opportunities for growth and build respectful relationships between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples.
The Premier congratulated all the finalists, also thanking those who submitted nominations for their commitment to education, connection and healing.
Queensland Reconciliation Awards Ambassador Johnathan Thurston said he had been greatly encouraged by the diversity and innovation of nominations.
“Seeing Queenslanders working towards a more respectful and dynamic community is gratifying, and I am continuously struck by this in my role as Awards Ambassador,” Mr Thurston said.
The 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Townsville in June, coinciding with National Reconciliation Week.
Winning initiatives across the categories of business, community, education, health and wellbeing, partnership and the Premier’s Reconciliation Award receive a share of $30,000 in prize money.
For more information, please see here. A complete list of all 2021 finalists follows.
- Lendlease Queensland
- Multhana Property Services
- North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation for North Queensland Bulk Ports Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020–22
- Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union for Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union First Nations Branch.
- Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane
- COOEE Indigenous Family and Community Education Centre for COOEE Elders
- Supply Aus for Supply Aus improves lives through business growth
- Of One Mind for WOW – Women of the World.
- Goodstart Early Learning Shailer Park for Our Nangara group
- Gracemere State School for Gracemere State School Watch this Space – Darumbal Wadya is HERE!
- Marsden State School
- Robina State High School for Robina State High School Yarning Circle project.
Health and wellbeing
- Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia for Closing the Gap and cultural inclusion at Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia
- Wheels of Wellness
- Bama Services for Bama Services support and wellbeing program.
- Douglas Shire Council and Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation for Indigenous Language Signage program
- Wuthathi and Meriam Nation (Ugar, Mer, Erub), BHP, Department of Environment and Science, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Great Barrier Reef Foundation for Raine Island Recovery Project
- Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation and Rainforest 4 Foundation
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld), Northern Peninsula Area Justice Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation (NPA Community Justice Group) and Queensland Police Service (Bamaga Station) for the Northern Peninsula Area Licensing Muster Initiative.