A survey conducted by The Leading Edge in 2014 concluded that most residents see the importance of reconciliation actions, want Council to be involved, and are prepared to be personally involved themselves. In addition, whilst the sample is small there is strong support from the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for these actions.
Key findings of the 2014 survey included:
- Residents of City of Port Phillip consider the relationship of Indigenous people and other Australians to be more important (70 per cent) than elsewhere in Australia (46 per cent)
- However, they have a less positive (35 per cent) view of the current state of the relationship compared to nationally (46 per cent)
- Although there is less direct contact with Indigenous people there is greater knowledge and appreciation of the importance of Indigenous culture in the City of Port Phillip. Over 80 per cent said they felt proud of Indigenous culture.
Find out more about the Reconciliation Action Plan on the City of Port Phillip website.
Share your views about reconciliation and take the survey.