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The Reconciliation Collective was conceived and launched in 2019 as a vehicle to advise organisations seeking to engage with Tasmania’s Aboriginal communities regarding proposed business activities across Tasmania.

The Collective also acts as a collegial network of community and business partners, working together and supporting each other’s reconciliation journey. Organisations who have committed to Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are looking to connect with Aboriginal community members in their region in the process of implementing RAP commitments, to advance specific issues and to gain social licence for proposed business operations.

Mark Redmond is the first point of contact for prospective and current Collective members.

Membership of the Collective is open to all Tasmanians. A small annual membership fee applies, matched to the size and sector (Private/Public/Community) of applicants. Membership registration for the Collective is available on our ‘Membership’ page or select the button below to find out more information.

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to join the Reconciliation Collective!

2023 Reconciliation Collective Forum

Closing the Gap through Education, Enterprise and Leadership

Over 80 people attended and participated in practical reconciliation, sharing ideas and experiences throughout the day. Speakers from various industries, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, including educational professionals, spoke about a range of experiences and topics. About how to assist First Nations students and what is holding them back. Insightful and inspiring conversations were had, facilitated by our MCs Cultural Growth Consultant Helen Ransom and our own Reconciliation Tasmania education expert, Marnie Ritz.

The program was fantastic, speakers just super inspiring and the conversation in the room flowed beautifully.

Helen Ransom

Morning tea and a light lunch were provided at the beautiful Function and Conference Centre, 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart.

Main topics included:
– Learning pathways in and out of tertiary education. In > from school and Out > as graduates.

– Promoting Aboriginal Enterprise through incubation and entrepreneurship.

L-R: Cecillia Wheatley Aboriginal Education, Mark Redmond Reconciliation Tasmania (RT) CEO, Cultural Growth Consultant Helen Ransom, RT Co-chairs Beth Gilligan & Professor Clair Andersen, RT Project Officer Marnie Ritz and KEEN Partners General Manager Damien Rhind.


Adam Mostogl
 |The Shift Lab

Selby Cooper | Odyssey Geophysics & Penny Stringer | AusIndustry (above photo)

Maddie Andersen-Ward | Riawunna Centre for Education

Rob Anders | Land & Sea Aboriginal Corporation Tasmania

Huw Peacock | UTAS Aboriginal Alumni

A case study was provided and worked on in groups focusing on an 18-year-old palawa woman named ‘Jane’ who had been thrust into a workplace on an identified traineeship as a receptionist in a government organisation. A four day role which she stayed in for just five months. Questions were provided around complaints Jane received to do with her attire, and other issues. This sparked lively conversation around why a young First Nations person may need some extra support in such a situation at times. One pertinent question included in the case study was:

  • What factors do you think influenced Jane’s decision to seek employment over higher education at university?

Referendum Conversation Table was set-up to provide clear information and education about the upcoming First Nations Voice to Parliament referendum.