Health organisations sign open letter in support of Voice to Parliament

More than 100 of Australia’s leading health organisations have signed an open letter in support of the Voice to Parliament, saying that they confidently believe the proposed advisory body, which will require a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming October 14 referendum to amend the Constitution, will enhance government decision-making about matters that affect Aboriginal and […]

CATSINaM releases position on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) has released its position statement on the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum, declaring its support for the proposed law to alter the Constitution, yet, also calling for more action. “CATSINaM believes that a constitutionally enshrined Voice could be a fundamental provision towards recognising […]

First Nations representatives to guide National Boards’ consideration of allegations of racism

A minimum of two First Nations representatives will play a key role in making regulatory decisions about matters concerning culturally safe healthcare and racism where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are involved, Ahpra and the National Boards have announced. Building on its efforts to eliminating racism from healthcare, the implementation of the new culturally […]