NAIDOC Week 2018

Notice of Motion – Parliament of Tasmania

July 2018

Hon Jacquie Petrusma [Minister for Aboriginal Affairs] to move – That the House notes:-

  • Acknowledges that the 8th – 15th July is NAIDOC Week 2018, a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

  • Notes that as part of this years theme – Because of Her, We Can!, acknowledges that Aboriginal women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels;


  • Further notes that the rich Aboriginal history of our State stretches back more than 40,000 years and our Government is aware of the role we play in partnership with the Aboriginal people in recognising the significance of this heritage and ensuring the measures are in place to value its significance and protect it;


  • Notes that while we are seeing some progress, Aboriginal women face additional barriers, and the Tasmanian Government will continue to promote change so that Aboriginal women have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to Tasmania’s social, political, economic and cultural life; and


  • Thanks Aboriginal women and girls for their cultural teachings, their passion, and their drive to help make Tasmania a more educated and culturally informed State.


(5 July 2018)