National Reconciliation Week 2021

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Queensland Positive People acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  

Although National Reconciliation Week is coming to an end, QPP would like to remind our community that we must all continue to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements as an Australian population. We must fight for an Australia that is just and equitable to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same opportunities as non-Indigenous Australians. 

In Australia, our Indigenous culture dates back over 65,000 years, making it one of the oldest known cultures outside of Africa. In 1788, there were approximately 750,000 Indigenous people in Australia when the first British fleet entered the coastline of Warrange, now known as Sydney. The land of Aboriginal peoples was claimed under the ‘legal fiction’ of terra nullius, enabling the dispossession of Aboriginal lands.  

Sovereignty has never been ceded. Australia always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

The impacts of colonisation are still ongoing and have resulted in inequity, racism and the disruption of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures – all of which negatively influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes today. Indigenous Australians are disproportionately affected by numerous health conditions when compared to non-Indigenous populations – HIV being one of these. This can be attributed to the many discriminatory, misinformed policies implemented over the last two centuries. 

QPP acknowledge that reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort. As part of QPP’s new strategic plan, we are embracing the five dimensions of reconciliation and are taking an active approach to embed the learnings from this process within all facets of our organization. We are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to advance our Reconciliation Action Plan, which will further allow QPP to effectively support Indigenous Australians with HIV.  

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like to be involved in this process, QPP would love to hear from you.  

Feel free to contact us via our website, email or phone with the details below: 

Website: www.qpp.org.au  

Email: info@qpp.org.au 

Phone: 1800 636 241 

QPP Events

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5:30 pm Multicultural Social Group – Fie... @ QPP
Multicultural Social Group – Fie... @ QPP
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Multicultural Social Group - Fiesta Latina @ QPP
For our Multicultural Group this month we are holding a “Una Fiesta Latina” to support NAPWHA‘s Community Conversation with our Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities. We’re meeting in our 21 Manilla St courtyard on Friday[...]
Jun
27
Sun
11:30 am Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am
Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
The Gold Coast Social Group is on again this month. Come along, soak up some sun, and enjoy a BBQ Lunch with Steve and your GC community. Any questions, please contact Steve B on 0485[...]
Jul
3
Sat
11:30 am Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Jul 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Come along and join us for a nice lunch and an even better chat. No RSVP needed just come along to 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane. If you do have some dietary requirements please let[...]
Jul
11
Sun
10:30 am Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am
Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group @ QPP
If you’ve been living with HIV long term or are of mature age, please come and join Garth and friends on the second Sunday of every month. 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane from 10:30am onwards.[...]
Jul
17
Sat
6:30 pm Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Our Multicultural group is open to all, however it is a primarily a safe space for international students or newcomers to Australia where language is no barrier. Come and meet new people, share culture, stories[...]

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