The AIHW supports the principles of reconciliation and is committed to working towards it. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as custodians of the land and respect and value the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Consistent with the AIHW’s mission, we will inform community debate and support the development of public policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare through well-considered data development, collection, analysis and reporting.
Our objectives for the AIHW Reconciliation Action Plan 2012–2013 are to:
- Further enhance awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures at the AIHW.
- Continue to inform and shape policy and community debate by highlighting issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through statistics and relevant advice.
- Build, develop and encourage Indigenous employment at the AIHW.
The AIHW is focused on increasing participation rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our workforce. This will enhance the benefits the AIHW already enjoys from drawing on the unique perspectives, context and knowledge of our Indigenous employees.