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Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE

These Terms of Reference sets out the guidelines for the working group which has the primary objective of providing advice and recommending initiatives in relation to the College’s Diversity and Inclusion strategies. The working group will advise and propose recommendations for actions, to the Policy & Advocacy Committee (PAC) to consider.

2. INTENT

3. DEFINITION AND CONTEXT

The Diversity Council of Australia defines diversity as all of the differences between people in how they identify in relation to their:

Inclusion occurs when a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected, have access to opportunities and resources and can contribute their perspectives and talents to improve their organisation. It is only through inclusion that organisations can make the most out of diversity.
(https://www.dca.org.au/di-planning/getting-started-di/diversity-inclusion-explained )

4. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

5. MEMBERSHIP

As determined by a College wide expression of interest (endorsed by PAC) membership requires a background and expertise in the field of diversity and inclusiveness, within the contexts of Medical Administration.

5.1. Members of the Committee shall be nominated by PAC and appointed by the College Board and comprise as follows:

5.2. External Engagement

PAC may from time to time require the expertise of an organisation, person, or persons who can assist in its deliberations, being external to RACMA, for a specified time and task. These persons do not have the status of voting members and only provide input as experts and observers.

5.3. Tenure and Method of Appointment

The Committee and its Chair and their tenure will be ongoing for three years, nominated by the Policy & Advocacy Committee to the Board, for appointment. Members will be appointed for a term of three years and shall be eligible for re-election for one further period of one year.

6. MEETINGS

The committee will meet via teleconference on a quarterly annual basis. A quorum will be 50% of those eligible to vote.

7. ACCOUNTABILITY and REPORTING

The DIWG reports into the Policy & Advocacy Committee, reposting on issues, recommendations and proposed initiatives for diversity and inclusion strategies and commitments.

7.1. Responsibilities of Working Group Members


Authorised by: The RACMA Board

Approval Date: February 2019

Review Date: February 2022

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