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Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins, today called on Victorians to take part in one of the many Reconciliation Week events being held across Victoria this week.

The national theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week, “It’s time to change it up!”, encourages the community to take renewed action and spark change in achieving reconciliation.

Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. These dates honour two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court’s Mabo decision.

Ms Hutchins said the Andrews Labor Government is strongly committed to reconciliation, and provides support to Reconciliation Victoria which helps promote reconciliation and encourages Australian to join together on the journey towards healing.

Ms Hutchins will be attending a number of events including the Wellbeing concert at Federation Square on Saturday, followed by the Long Walk and Dreamtime at the G, and the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service at the Shrine of Remembrance, on Sunday.

For information on Reconciliation Week events in Victoria visit: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/calendar/

“Reconciliation Week is a time for all Victorians to gain a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture and history, as we remember the pains of the past and move forward together. I’d encourage every Victorian to take part in one of the many events during Reconciliation Week, or even hold their own.”

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins