Annual Reconciliation Lecture

This year, our Reconciliation Lecture was held on 13 June, at the Melbourne Town Hall.


Jill Gallagher AO, Victoria’s first Treaty Advancement Commissioner, presented this year's Reconciliation Lecture on achieving Treaty in Victoria.

A proud Gunditjmara woman, Jill is a highly respected Victorian Aboriginal leader who has dedicated her life to advocating for self-determination outcomes on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal community.

She has spent the past 20 years advancing Aboriginal health and wellbeing on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, including 14 years as CEO.

Jill was recognised for her outstanding contribution to community when she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2009, awarded the Order of Australia in 2013, and inducted into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll in 2015.

We are celebrating the work of influential Indigenous people on the journey to Reconciliation. The Monash University Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-18 guides us in our respect for Indigenous people and cultures, nurturing our relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and providing a culturally safe place for Indigenous people to live, work, and study.

Find out more about Reconciliation Week at Monash.