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First Nations

Please Note: The RACMA Office is closed Tuesday 7 November 2023 due to a Public Holiday in Victoria.

RACMA Position Statement Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People through a Voice

RACMA supports the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through a Voice to parliament.

RACMA holds the view that health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples cannot be addressed or indeed implemented unless initiatives and strategies are developed in partnership with and led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

As a bi-national college RACMA acknowledges that indigenous led leadership solutions are active within our jurisdiction and that our members are already active in this partnership approach in Aotearoa New Zealand. RACMA also recognises that like New Zealand – Canada, (areas of) the United States, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Norway have indigenous leadership solutions either via constitutional or common law recognition.

To read the full position statement, click HERE.

Reconciliation Action Plan

RACMA has developed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – Reflect RAP, with full endorsement from Reconciliation Australia. Our Reflect RAP provides staff, Members, and stakeholders with a structured and accountable approach to advance reconciliation. The document sets out a number of steps aimed at building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples which will create a solid foundation for RACMA’s reconciliation pathway. This initial phase will also enable the College to define a clear vision to produce future RAPs and initiatives that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable. To view the RAP click the below image.