Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people policy

Cathy’s commitment 

I respect the traditions and culture of Australia’s Aboriginal people, I acknowledge their past mistreatment, and commit to involve and consult on the big issues that unite Aboriginal communities across Indi.

I will form an advisory group comprised of Aboriginal people from Indi’s communities to assist in providing advice to me on issues such as health, education, and employment.

I will make a public statement to recognize and acknowledge past mistreatments to the stolen generations, their families and communities as a result of the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted sorrow on our First Australians, the Aboriginal people.

I will acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which I meet and pay my respect to Elders, both past and present.

When the Commonwealth Mental Health Policy is reviewed in 2014, I will work to include recognition of the unique needs and opportunities for improved service delivery for rural and Aboriginal people.

 


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