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Greens welcome report on reconciliation



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Senator Rachel Siewert - Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues

9 February 2016

Greens welcome report on reconciliation

Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed the launch of a Reconciliation Australia report that lists seven key recommendations aimed at achieving a reconciled, just and equitable Australia.

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Nadine Walker

Media Adviser

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