Reconciliation in Action

Reconciliation in Action

SAHMRI's Indigenous Collective

The Collective is the mechanism for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students within SAHMRI to discuss cultural issues, research strategy, community engagement, leadership and workforce development in a culturally safe space.

Some of the foundational members of the SAHMRI Collective

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Visit SAHMRI's Indigenous Collective page

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Indigenous Voice to Parliament

SAHMRI’s Executive and Indigenous Collective believe that providing for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament within Australia’s Constitution, as called for by the Uluru Statement from the Heart, is an essential step towards achieving Reconciliation, and is strongly aligned with our institute's vision:

  • To Improve health equity in Australia and Beyond
  • Be translational to deliver impact
  • Deliver the right interventions, to the right people, at the right time in their lives to optimise health

View our statement on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament

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Click here to learn more about the proposal for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Change the Date Statement

January 26 is known to many as 'Australia Day' but is not a day of celebration for all Australians. For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people it marks the beginning of the invasion and dispossession of their land and brings memories of violence, massacres and genocide. That is why the day is often called ‘Invasion Day’, ‘Day of Mourning’, ‘Survival Day’ or ‘Aboriginal Sovereignty Day’.

SAHMRI's Indigenous Collective, on behalf of the entire SAHMRI community, has prepared a statement that encapsulates our institute's position when it comes to selecting a date to celebrate the past, present and future of this country.

View our Change the Date Statement

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