Reconciliation Australia was established in January 2001 and took over the functions of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.
Reconciliation Australia aims to promote and facilitate reconciliation "by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples" (Reconciliation Australia, About Us).
The organisation's vision of national reconciliation is based on five inter-related dimensions:
- race relations;
- equality and equity;
- institutional integrity;
- unity; and
- historical acceptance.