Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reconciliation Business Forum

The Reconciliation Business Forum brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, government and corporate experts to discuss the economic and social benefits of doing business within the spirit of reconciliation.

When: Thursday 27 May 2010Where: Mercure Hotel, Brisbane

The 2010 forum is titled Master Business and captures the public interest in Master Chef and other "master" programs by following a similar format:
Delegates will workshop various business creation and growth themes such as how to write the best business plan, prospectus, marketing plan or financials.

Each group will present to a panel of experts including joint venture capitalists, bankers and marketers. The winning proposal and its group will be presented with the award of "Master Business" at the Premier's Reconciliation Awards for Business in the evening.

For more information, including how to register, visit the Queensland Government Reconcilation website.

National Youth Week 10-18 April 2010

National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia.

Thousands of young people aged 12-25 all across Australia get involved in NYW each year. NYW 2010 will take place from 10 to 18 April 2010. NYW aims to encourage young people to:
· share ideas
· attend live events
· have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
· showcase their talents
· celebrate their contribution to the community
· take part in competitions, and
· have fun!

For more information – National Youth Week

GenerationOne - A new campaign to address Indigenous Disadvantage

Australians are unified around a desire to ensure that this is the last generation to suffer Indigenous disparity. GenerationOne is the place for Australians to release their passion, in three main areas: education, jobs and job-ready training.

GenerationOne is a real partnership for ALL Australians to participate in. It is non-partisan and will listen to any and all contributions that can help break the poverty traps, in our generation.
GenerationOne provides the opportunity for those who are already active to do more, and for those who have never participated in a campaign to play a simple role in achieving real change.
For more information on GenerationOne campaign -

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yarnin' Time with Uncle Bill Lowah

Connect with elders at Yarnin’ Time at kuril dhagun to gain insight into the oral history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Uncle Bill Lowah talks about life growing up as a Torres Strait Islander and his family’s passion for their culture including dance, storytelling and bush tucker.

Bill has been involved in Indigenous health, education and social justice for more than 30 years; working in community based organisations and government. He has recently been appointed to the National Indigenous Knowledge Centre Project Team.

This talk is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, school groups and young people to learn about Indigenous history, knowledge and culture.

When - Wed 10 March, 11am

Where - kuril dhagun, level 1,
State Library of Queensland
Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank

Cost - Free event. Bookings required

Bookings - 07 3842 9482

Indigenous Literacy Day

On Wednesday September 1 2010 all Australians are invited to participate in the third Indigenous Literacy Day. ILD aims to help raise urgently needed funds to address the literacy crisis in remote Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander ommunities.

What will happen on Indigenous Literacy Day?

Indigenous Literacy Day events will be held across Australia.

Participating publishers will donate 5% or more of their takings from titles invoiced on September 1 2010.

Participating booksellers will donate 5% or more of their takings from September 1 2010. Booksellers can also donate to ILD.

Bookshops and schools will initiate different awareness raising events in their local communities to support Indigenous Literacy Day.

Schools can participate in The Great Book Swap, or other fundraising activities.

Businesses are invited to pause at work and read to support Indigenous literacy and make a gold coin donation. Businesses can also participate in The Great Book Swap.

Individuals can help by attending activities in their local area; buying a book at a participating bookshop on September 1 2010, getting involved in their local Great Book Swap or organising their own private fundraising literary lunches and morning teas.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Queensland Premier's Drama Award

The Queensland Government is seeking submissions from artists or groups of artists for the 2010-2011 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.

Artists are invited to submit material reflective of Queensland: its politics, people, culture, history and experience. Subject matter that has ongoing relevance and wider resonances will be viewed favourably.

You can submit material your original material in a variety of formats, including DVD and CD. A variety of forms, such as political sketches, play, songs, cabaret elements and multimedia, will be considered.

The deadline for entries is 30 June 2010.

For more information, including an entry form and guidelines, visit the Queensland Theatre Company website.

Reconciliation Awards for Business Queensland

Nominations are now open for the 2010 Reconciliation Awards for Business.

The Reconciliation Awards for Business recognise businesses and community organisations who are taking positive steps in advancing reconciliation in Queensland.

The awards offer a total of $25,000 in prize money.

Nominations close Friday 12 March. Winners will be announced 27 May 2010 during Reconciliation Week.

For more information, including nomination forms and guidelines, visit the Queensland Government's Reconciliation website