Reconciliation

GPSA acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional and current custodians of the land upon which we work. We respect that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples sovereignty has never been ceded. We particularly acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our head office is located. We pay our respect to Elders past and present, as well as all Aboriginal people who have fought, and continue to fight, for equality, self-determination, culture, Country and community

GPSA supports health equity for all Australians, and with this, a commitment to supporting national reconciliation.

GPSA recognises the role it has in encouraging and supporting its board, staff, and members to do all that they can to close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people. GPSA recognises that a cornerstone of this is building cultural competence and cultural safety within the workplace, both within GPSA and within every GP Clinical Learning Environment across the country.

A culturally safe environment, both within the workplace and nationally, is an endpoint we would like to reach. 

GPSA is on a pathway to:

  • Be culturally safe for workers and community
  • Be well connected to our local First Nations community
  • Respond to the identified needs of First Nations peoples
  • Be accessible to First Nations people and communities
  • Work in a culturally safe and appropriate manner

GPSA recognises that our Reconciliation Action Plan is an integral tool to furthering reconciliation both internally and in the GP sector that we operate in.

To view resources and information related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, visit our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health page.

 

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RAP Progress Report

RAP Progress Report 2020-2021

View a snapshot of GPSA’s work in completing our inaugural RAP ‘Reflect’. We highlight a selection of successes, challenges, and next steps.