Goodstart Early Learning Shailer Park a finalist for 2021 QLD Reconciliation Awards

Goodstart Early Learning Shailer Park a finalist for 2021 QLD Reconciliation Awards

by Freya Lucas

May 27, 2021

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.

 

The awards are proudly supported by Bank of Queensland, The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology, James Cook University and Santos.

 

For more information, please see here. A complete list of all 2021 finalists follows. 

 

2021 Finalists:

 

Business

 

 

Community

 

 

Education

 

 

Health and wellbeing

 

 

Partnership

 

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