National Reconciliation Week Breakfast

MyState Bank Arena
Derwent Entertainment Centre, 601 Brooker Hwy, Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia


Kirsten Grant Contact Organiser

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Through our annual National Reconciliation Week (NRW) Breakfast, Reconciliation Tasmania aim to bring diverse and passionate voices to Tasmanian audiences, to broaden the reach of reconciliation and inform more people about Aboriginal history, culture, and contemporary issues.

Our speakers Shane Howard and Ged Watts will be key to this. Shane with his decades of experience as a reconciliation activist and legendary Australian musician, and Ged as a young palawa man speaking his truth from the heart.

SHANE HOWARD – former Goanna band frontman, award-winning musician, and long-time reconciliation activist and;

GED WATTS – a young palawa man who grew up immersed in cultural activities on-country, and whose powerful speech on reconciliation in the lead up to the Voice referendum drew a standing ovation.

Shane has been a vocal ally of First Nations people’s right to justice and self-determination for more than 40 years. As a member of Goanna, he penned the anthemic song ‘Solid Rock’ which became a foundation song for the path toward truth telling.

This is the first year an RT NRW breakfast will feature a non-Aboriginal keynote speaker who will speak to the importance of walking together for reconciliation and standing up as a strong ally. Shane embodies what it means to be a committed ally, recently handing back his OAM (Order of Australia) medal due to the failure of the Voice referendum.

2024’s NRW theme of Now More Than Ever speaks to the work that is needed. Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.

Now more than ever, we need reconciliation.

Shane and Ged will also perform during the breakfast, and tickets are selling fast.

The event runs from 7am to 9am. Please arrive by 6.45AM to allow for a prompt start.

Reconciliation Tasmania NRW Breakfast is our biggest yearly event. Note, this year we are holding a single event only, in nipaluna/Hobart.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support: Hydro Tasmania, Forico, University of Tasmania, Key Assets, Snap Printing, TasWater and Libraries Tasmania.

Things to note

The event runs from 7am to 9am. Please arrive by 6.45AM to allow for a prompt start.