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Reconciliation at ֱ

ֱ acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians, whose knowledge, cultures, histories and languages have been created and shared for at least 65,000 years.

Our vision is to build a strong sense of belonging in an inclusive ֱ that works respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and communities in teaching, learning, research and collaboration.

ֱ’s Senate reaffirms its support for the Uluru Statement

11 May 2023

ֱ’s Senate reaffirms its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its call for Indigenous people to have a Voice. On this basis, ֱ’s Senate welcomes the 2023 referendum to enshrine a Voice in the Constitution.

As an institution of higher education and learning, we are committed to playing our role in ensuring the community is well-informed about the referendum and what enshrining a Voice in the Constitution, in the form proposed, means. We will do this in a way that aligns with our commitment to public dialogue and respectful debate and freedom of expression, enabling individuals to express their views through the referendum. At the same time, we reaffirm our commitment to the broader project of reconciliation through the many priorities outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Through our 2019-2022 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, we have been working towards addressing the legacies of the past and making a substantial and ongoing contribution to reconciliation by fostering mutually beneficial partnerships and collaboration for shared learning, knowledge, language and culture.

In 2023, we will be working to develop the next level Reconciliation Action Plan – a Stretch RAP. The new RAP will embed reconciliation in all aspects of ֱ’s operation, making it business as usual. With a Stretch RAP, the University is working to become a leader in reconciliation.