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GPC reflects and takes the next steps in reconciliation journey

02 June 2017

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is proud to support the oldest continuous culture on the planet, this week celebrating National Reconciliation Week and two significant anniversaries.

This year National Reconciliation Week recognises 50 years since the 1967 Referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision.

GPC, CEO Peter O’Sullivan said the organisation took the chance to come together this week and reflect on their own reconciliation journey.

“This year we will reflect on where we have been, how far we have come and what steps are required next as we continue our reconciliation journey,” he said.

“GPC has a long history with the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda peoples, and works alongside the Traditional Owners to ensure we continue to undertake our business in a culturally respectful way.

“In this time GPC has established a number of initiatives including the implementation and development of the Reconciliation Action Plan, Indigenous Land Use Agreement, Future Directions Community Liaison Group, Talent Today Talent Tomorrow program and Cross Industry Operations Traineeship program, which guide real change in our community.”

GPC celebrated the week by bringing employees together along with Elders and representatives of the community, who shared their experiences of the Referendum and Mabo decision.

For more information on GPC’s Indigenous Relations visit

Photo caption: GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan celebrating National Reconciliation Week with Uncle Richard Johnson of the Gooreng Gooreng people and Ben Ghee representing the Torres Strait Islander community.

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