Proud: GPC’s indigenous liaison co-ordinator Leanne Dudley and general manager operations Craig Walker with members of Gladstone’s indigenous community raise the flags to commemorate Reconciliation Week.
Proud: GPC’s indigenous liaison co-ordinator Leanne Dudley and general manager operations Craig Walker with members of Gladstone’s indigenous community raise the flags to commemorate Reconciliation Week. Murray Ware

Flags fly in Gladstone

THIS Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is proudly flying the flags of the indigenous and Australian nations in celebration of National Reconciliation Week.

A small ceremony was held at Kullaroo House last Wednesday to mark National Sorry Day and hand over the flags to GPC.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of local indigenous communities and GPC employees.

The port is flying the Australian, Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Australian South Sea Island flags at Kullaroo House for one week in celebration of National Reconciliation Week, which started on Thursday.

Chief executive Leo Zussino said the GPC was committed to developing a positive and sustainable relationship with the local indigenous community.

“It is important that we mark national events such as National Reconciliation Week to keep indigenous issues at the forefront of the community,” Mr Zussino said.

“National Reconciliation Week celebrates the culture and history of indigenous Australians and reflects on what this nation has achieved so far and also on what is still to be achieved in Australia.”

National Reconciliation Week 2010 highlights the decade after the historic bridge walk as one that looks brighter for indigenous people.