On Tuesday 29th July, Ready 4 Recognition and Oxfam ANU hosted a discussion panel at the ANU BAR to address issues of reconciliation and the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The conversation was directed by a panel of experts which included Tamika Townsend from Reconcilation Australia, Julie Evans from Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR), Asmi Wood from the National Centre of Indigenous Studies, Ryan Goss from the ANU College of Law and Bhiamie Williamson, a tutor in Indigenous Studies and researcher from AIATSIS. 

“It gave us the opportunity to deconstruct the issues with the experts”, commented Ready 4 Recognition student leader Karina Curry-Hyde, “it was great to hear the different perspectives from the panelists and members of the audience”. 

The evening was also hosted in commemoration go Reconciliation Week, celebrated nationally in May, and NAIDOC Week.