‘Welcome to Country’ still welcome
WHILE several councils across the state have ventured to express that the Acknowledgement of Country preceding official ceremonies, meetings and various events have become overused, Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) said it was committed to reconciliation and had no plans to scrap the tradition.
WELCOME to Country and acknowledgement of Country ceremonies have come under fire from councils across the state for claims of overuse and tokenism. However, Southern Grampians Shire Council said it remains committed to reconciliation and has no plans to discontinue the practice. Photo: GLENN GUY.