Nominate now for the Queensland Reconciliation Awards

Published Thursday, 22 February, 2024 at 01:30 PM

Minister for Treaty, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Minister for Communities and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

  • Nominations have opened for the 2024 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.
  • Five award categories recognise and celebrate initiatives dedicated to reconciliation.
  • More than 100 initiatives and partnerships have been recognised since the inception of the awards in 2003.

Businesses, community groups, schools, sporting clubs and cultural organisations are encouraged to nominate for the 2024 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

The awards actively champion reconciliation by celebrating the creation of meaningful partnerships and employment opportunities, and efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of First Nations communities.

The annual awards have recognised more than 100 initiatives and partnerships for fostering a more inclusive Queensland since their inception in 2003.

The Waijungbah Jarjums Service was one of five initiatives recognised at the 2023 Queensland Reconciliation Awards ceremony in Brisbane, winning the overall Premier’s Reconciliation Award and the health and wellbeing category.

Delivered by Gold Coast Health, the Waijungbah Jarjums service improves health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families from pregnancy through to childhood.

Quotes attributable to Minister Leeanne Enoch:

“We all have a role to play in reconciliation and each year we are inspired by the diversity, impact and excellence of the nominations received for the Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

“The Miles Government continues to work towards reconciliation by working with First Nations communities to deliver and implement better policies which help to Close the Gap in life outcomes and delivering equality and opportunity.

“The awards provide us with an opportunity to celebrate our shared journey towards reconciliation highlighting initiatives and programs that are advancing reconciliation, strengthening relationships and improving outcomes for Queenslanders.”

“Advancing reconciliation in Queensland has gone from small steps to big strides since the awards started in 2003, and I know that this year’s nominations will be exceptional examples of our amazing Queensland communities at work.

“I look forward to hearing the stories of passion, dedication and demonstrations of reconciliation in action right across Queensland.”

Further Information:
Nominations for the 2024 Queensland Reconciliation Awards are open across five categories: business, community, education, health and wellbeing, and partnership.

An overall Premier’s Reconciliation Award will also be awarded to a nominated initiative demonstrating innovative strategies and exceptional outcomes towards advancing reconciliation in Queensland.

The 2024 Queensland Reconciliation Awards recipients will be announced at a ceremony during National Reconciliation Week, 27 May to 3 June 2024, receiving a share of $30,000 in prize money.

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 18 March 2024.

The Queensland Reconciliation Awards is an initiative of the Queensland Government through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts.

The 2024 Awards are proudly supported by Bank of Queensland, The University of Queensland, James Cook University, Santos and the Queensland University of Technology and ABC Radio Brisbane.

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Media contact: Tim Auguston 0427 090 563