Monday May 27, 2024

Now More Than Ever

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme reminds us that, despite the challenges faced on the journey to reconciliation, we must continue to work towards better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

While the outcome of the referendum was divisive, instead of disengaging, we now need to continue working with Community and allies to foster more cultural understanding. This will lead to more culturally safe and welcoming environments, so all First Nations people who access our services feel safe, respected and understood.   

Earlier this year we held our inaugural First Nations Health Forum, which presented an opportunity to increase our understanding of how we can continue to improve our services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.  

We are learning and are on a continuous journey. We value our First Nations staff, Elders and Community members who hold us accountable and help us develop our services to better serve Community.