Our Reconciliation Action Plan
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formalises Brisbane North PHN’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation and social change.
We are committed to contributing towards reconciliation and closing the gap on life and health inequities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our region. Developing a RAP will enable us to do this work in a respectful, meaningful and sustainable way.
Brisbane North PHN recognises that a proactive engagement with reconciliation will contribute towards strengthening relationships and opportunities and building respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. We understand from Reconciliation Australia’s emerging evidence base that these contributions have the potential to reduce racism as a common lived experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This RAP provides us with a significant opportunity to engage all members of our PHN in a reflective dialogue about the importance of reconciliation in all of our work. Key requirements outlined in the Reflect RAP will ensure we build strong whole of organisation foundations to further grow our PHN’s long term commitment to reconciliation. Providing staff and board members ongoing opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop our PHN’s reconciliation vision is central to our approach.
The land, sea and waters of the Brisbane North region are traditional countries of the Yaggera (Yugara, Jagara, Yagara and variations), Waka Waka (Wakka Wakka), Turrubul (Turrabul, Toorbal, Tarabul, Churrabool and variations), Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi), Jonndoburrie and Ningy Ningy (Ninghi Ninghi) peoples. Brisbane North PHN acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia and we pay our respects to the traditional custodians on whose land we walk, we work and we live.
Photo in banner: Brisbane North PHN ‘Spirit of Reconciliation’ working group presenting artwork by Aunty Denise Proud to the organisation on 14 November 2018 at the screening of its new video on Cultural Responsiveness in the Workplace.