Anglo-Australian democracy – Canberra juxtapostion

“On 9 May 2009, Old Parliament House became the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. The mission of the Museum of Australian Democracy is to encourage visitors to reflect on this history and the part they might play in its future.”

While not far away the new (and working) Parliament House continues on its modern democractic way, without a single representative – after 221 years of British colonisation and 108 years of Federation – from Australia’s First Nation Peoples.

All is in order, apparently, and time to celebrate democracy in Australia.

http://moadoph.gov.au/

Message sent via the Museum of Australian Democracy website feedback:

I could not see a Reconciliation Satement on your website acknowledging the tradtional owners.

Two questions

1. Does the Museum of Australian Democracy have a reconciliation statement (or are in the process of forming one)?

2. Do the Museum of Australian Democracy have (or intend to formulate) a reconciliation action plan?

Looking forward to learning more

Songlines Admin

Date 15 May 2009