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The RACGP Reconciliation Plan 2020-2022

Our reconciliation action plan

This is the RACGP’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020–22. Through this framework The RACGP is committed to reconciliation and to improving the knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver culturally responsive health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This work relies on creating a culturally inclusive and safe environment with strong relationships based on mutual respect. We hope this plan serves as the foundation for future adoption of RAPs across our GP membership.

The RACGP Board is responsible for endorsing the RAP, and the RACGP RAP Champion will be responsible to updating Board members on the RAP progress every three months.

The RACGP has employed a full-time Reconciliation Action Plan Advisor to coordinate development and implementation of this RAP.
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RAP Working Group

A RAP Working Group has been established to develop the content of the RAP and facilitate implementation. The Working Group includes representation from across the RACGP, including two members of the Executive Leadership Team. Meetings occur every two months, with regular out-of-session work.

The RACGP RAP Champion is on the Executive Leadership Team as the RACGP General Counsel.

The following representatives are a part of the RAP Working Group.

Ruth Feltoe
General Counsel and RAP Champion

Amy Willows
RACGP-led Training Coordinator

Matt Rush
Head of Faculties

Leanne Bird
Yorta Yorta/Taungurung
Manager, National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 

Francesca Trimboli
National Manager, Media & Communications, Strategic Marketing & Communications

Bernadette Axiaq
Marketing Coordinator, Strategic Marketing & Communications

Clare Finucane
Manager, Foundation (Funding & Research), Partnerships

Michelle Gonsalvez
National Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Rob Stanley
Senior Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Finance

Abdul Qadir
Manager, Assessment Development, Education

Jackie Brown
Gurnditjmara/Dhauwurd Wurrung
Executive Assistant to General Counsel and General Manager, Human Resources

Nevena Jelovac
CPD Program Coordinator – National

Dr Tanya Schramm
Palawa
GP member

 

The RACGP has also set up an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee to provide advice and input into the RAP. This group includes representatives from the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA); Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO);  and Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, Department of Health, Queensland.
 
The Advisory Committee has met every months to review progress on the development of the RAP and to provide advice. The RAP Advisory Committee will meet every two months post-endorsement. Every second meeting, the advisory committee meets with the working group to collaborate on content development.

RAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee

The following representatives comprise the RAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee. All members of the group identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Dr Ngaree Blow
Yorta-Yorta and Noonuccal, Goreng-Goreng
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA)

Mr Tom Mylne
Gangalu
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA)

Mr Dean Duncan
Goomeroi/Kamilaroi
Victorian Aboriginal Community Health Organisation (VACCHO)

Ms Ada Parry (Wilmadda)​
Woodygupildiyerre/Marrithiel and Nganghikurrungurr
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Ms Maria Tapim (Passi)
Dauareb Tribe/Meriam Nation, East Torres Strait
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, Department of Health, Queensland

Dr Tanya Schramm
Palawa
GP member

National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Staff members of the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health lay an ongoing role in supporting the evelopment of this RAP.

Leanne Bird
Faculty Manager

Shelby Simpson
Executive Support and Membership Administrator

Dr Tim Senior
Medical Advisor

Giulia Fabris
Senior Policy and Project Officer

Dr Mary Belfrage
Clinical Projects Medical Advisor

Kate Freeman
Project Coordinator

Ada Parry
Cultural and Education Advisor

Daniela Doblanovic
Education and Events Project Officer

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