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At Eastern Palliative Care we recognise Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples of this continent and the Islands of the Torres Strait. We acknowledge our shared history, recognise the right to self-determination and the importance of connection to and access to country. We respect the distinct Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural differences, beliefs, values and languages.

EPC is committed to:

  • Promoting the importance of and commitment to seeking a Welcome to Country delivered by Traditional Owners of the land when holding a significant event.
  • Promoting the importance of and commitment to offering an Acknowledgement to Country at the commencement of significant meetings and events to show awareness and respect for the traditional Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples of the land.
  • Recognising and where possible, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events such as NAIDOC week and National Reconciliation Week.
  • Ensuring the rights of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff, volunteers, and program participants, are promoted and upheld through anti-discrimination policies and processes.