GP Synergy acknowledges the following dates of cultural significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and all Australians. We commemorate these occasions through internal activities and events, and encourage all staff participation.
|Third Thursday of March||National Close the Gap Day||is an event to raise awareness of the aim to close the health and life expectancy gap between the indigenous and the non-indigenous communities in Australia.|
|26th May||National Sorry Day||since 1998, the day has been dedicated to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and acknowledge the Stolen Generation.|
|27th May - 3rd June||National Reconciliation Week (NRW)||a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation. The 27 May and 3 June mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey – the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively.|
|27th May||Anniversary of the 1967 referendum||that recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian census.|
|3rd June||Mabo Day||is the anniversary of native title recognition by the High Court of Australia in 1992, as a result of Eddie Mabo’s campaign for Indigenous land rights.|
|First to second Sunday in July||NAIDOC week||a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.|
For a full list of culturally significant dates please visit Creative Spirits.