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The RACGP
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

October 2020 - September 2022

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Our commitment to reconciliation is...

Our employees at the RACGP have made their own personal commitments to reconciliation

  • I commit to reading a range of fiction and non-fiction books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors to understand their history, culture and experience from the perspective of a diverse range of Indigenous voices.
  • I commit to learning more about the Karajarri people from whom my children are descended.
  • I commit to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations more and reading more to better educate myself on the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • I commit to continue seeking information on Australia’s Indigenous history. To search for the opinions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians today. There is always more to learn!
  • I commit to learning more about how my family can support this important reconciliation program.
  • I commit to read “Talkin’ up to the White Woman” by Prof Aileen Moreton-Robinson and to call out racism.
  • I will learn Australia’s black history so that I can better advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • I commit to support more Indigenous businesses.
  • I commit to learn as much as I can and make a small difference by sharing what I learn with others around me.
  • I will actively learn about the history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and learn about their traditions and culture.
  • I commit to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations and to learn more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations near where I live.
  • I commit to learn more about the Traditional Owners and land where I live, the Yerongpan and Chepora clans at Benarrawa.
  • I commit to model and speak the truth in all that I do, as it applies to equity for our First Nations peoples.
  • I commit to ensure the RACGP’s media messaging, marketing and communication strategies, campaigns, and publications are culturally safe and inclusive.
  • I commit to reading more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authored stories.
  • I commit to learning more about the Traditional Owners where I live.
  • I commit to deep listening and ongoing learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and our shared history.
  • I will continue to evaluate my own unconscious biases and help others see theirs. Focusing on a strength-based approach to understanding and learning from each other.
  • I commit to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations across Australia.
  • I commit to call out racism and help share the history and story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wherever I can. And to learn more about how I can create a safe and culturally aware environment wherever I may be.
  • I commit to learn more about our shared history, particularly in my local area.
  • I commit to continue my learning journey through my study and work to further understand the context of marginalisation, discrimination and racism within this country, and how we can all move forward together.
  • I commit to change, that begins with persistence and commitment.
  • I commit to align with and seek support from corporate partners that have a shared commitment toward programs and initiatives that encourage and support Indigenous Australians in General Practice.
  • I commit to listen, reflect, learn and engage.
  • I commit to tell my community about the Aboriginal stories and culture and encouraging people around me learn more about it like myself.
  • I commit to speak up because there’s no room for racism in a strong and healthy society where everyone gets to contribute and participate as of right. And that’s what I’ll be doing too.
  • I commit to maintaining relationships with local community groups to support cultural awareness and cultural safety educational activities, and continue to share respect for cultural differences inside and outside of work.
  • I commit to call out racism and contribute to a culturally safe environment wherever I am.
  • As a proud Gunditjmara woman I can assist by helping to educate about our shared history, to better explain the prejudice and show how fairness and understanding can bring us together as a nation.
  • I commit to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses as well as learning more about our shared history.
  • I commit to treasure Australia’s rich history, display my pride and to learn more.
  • I commit to be more aware of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the wrong doings in history and play a part in reconciliation by using this awareness to educate the behaviours of others.
  • I commit to learn more about the Traditional Owners where I live, and in the Western District where my family originates.
  • I commit to maintain relationships with local community groups to support cultural awareness and cultural safety educational activities, and continue to share respect for cultural differences inside and outside of work.
  • I commit to using leads from ‘Supply Nation’. I plan to transition the supply of some office consumables to local Indigenous organisations, the NeverFail water fountain can be replaced and at a cheaper price.
  • I commit to call out racism and contribute to a culturally safe environment wherever I am.
  • I commit to proactively improve my knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history. To increase my use/purchases of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned services, business and products.
  • I commit to teach my grandchildren about the Traditional Owners of the country that they are blessed to be born into, ensuring they understand their place in overcoming the division must come from a place of respect, truth, justice, healing and love.
  • I commit to do what I can, including encouraging others, to promote fairness and equity to indigenous peoples in all domains of life.
  • I commit to always fight for the inherent right Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to speak out on issues that directly impact them, and to push back against those within institutions who try to silence those voices.
  • I commit to learn more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and monuments in the area where I live.
  • I commit to explore ways of enhancing RACGP’s attractiveness as an employer of choice for Indigenous Australians.
  • I commit to pro-actively reach out to ACCHOs to promote the RACGP’s AOD GP Education Program; and collect 'top tips' from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health workers across the country to share with GPs participating in the program.
  • I commit to taking the initiative rather than waiting to be told.
  • I commit to become more aware of issues and ways to help closer to home.
  • I commit to listen, reflect, learn and engage.
  • I commit to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences and history through reading and film, and consuming more Aboriginal content generally, and engage with demonstrations and campaign where possible.
  • I commit to respect and be aware of Indigenous success and contribution.

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