Indigenous Reconciliation Project

The Indigenous Reconciliation Project provides students with the opportunity to engage in law reform activities that promote Indigenous Reconciliation – strengthening the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.

Q&A event with Assoc. Prof. Anthony Hopkins about working in Indigenous Justice

How it works

This student-led project explores the law reform opportunities that can assist in the broader objective of Indigenous Reconciliation. We meet regularly as a team and with academics in the College to plan our activities and research projects, and develop our ideas for future ventures.

The Indigenous Reconciliation project grew out of the ‘Ready for Recognition Project’ which focused initially on constitutional reform. Since 2018, however, it has focused on the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We have hosted panel discussions and ‘In Conversation’ style events, conducted legal research around implementation of a ‘truth telling’ process in the ACT, and have organised the Inaugural Indigenous Law Reform and Advocacy Competition. In 2021, we assisted Professor Asmi Wood and Indigenous leaders and elders in their discussions around treaty negotiations.

Getting Involved

The Indigenous Reconciliation Project is always on the lookout for new members. If you are interested, email

Indigenous Reconciliation Project Updates

Past Projects

  • The ‘Options for Truth Telling in the ACT’ project produced factsheets and a report for the Minister. 
  • The team organised the inaugural Indigenous Law Reform and Advocacy Competition at ANU and launched the ‘Raise the Age Campaign’.
  • The team produced a law reform submission to the Northern Territory Treaty Commission
  • The project also organised two events in 2021 – a panel discussion regarding the ‘raise the age’ campaign and a discussion with Assoc. Prof. Anthony Hopkins. 

Future Projects

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