Our commitment

NeuRA is committed to incorporating the principles of equity, dignity and inclusion of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

We recognise the historical and ongoing inequities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we respect their diverse cultures and experiences.

NeuRA accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

Contributing towards reconciliation

NeuRA has sought to formalise our commitment to reconciliation and building a culturally safe, inclusive and respectful organisation through our first Reconciliation Action Plan, the Reflect RAP (2020-2021).

NeuRA is dedicated to progressing national reconciliation efforts in Australia and upholding the vision of the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Innovate RAP

NeuRA’s Innovate RAP is now fully endorsed and uploaded onto the Reconciliation Australia website.

View it here

What is an Innovate RAP?

An Innovate RAP focuses on implementing reconciliation initiatives, as well as developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NeuRA’s Innovate RAP outlines a series of actions that work towards achieving NeuRA’s unique vision for reconciliation. We aim to allow everyone at NeuRA to be involved in achieving our vision.

This RAP represents NeuRA’s commitment to improving cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples both within the organisation as well as in our interactions with the broader community. For over 10 years, NeuRA has been engaged in Aboriginal and Torres Islander health and ageing research with urban and regional communities and services across NSW and with other stakeholders nationally. Our work involves engagement, service outreach, formal partnerships and other collaborations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. NeuRA’s current primary channel of partnership and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities occurs through our Aboriginal Health and Ageing Program.

We recognise that the RAP is an ongoing and evolving process that requires continued engagement and consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples wherever we undertake our research, as well as within the broader community.

NeuRA supports “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign

NeuRA is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies, and NGOs to support the national “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign.

Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the campaign. Racism is never acceptable and we all have a responsibility to stand up against it.

The campaign, which is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission, has been developed by a partnership of government and non-government agencies.

Research from 2018 shows that one in five surveyed Australians say they experienced racial discrimination in the past 12 months.

Research has also shown that one in three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced verbal racial abuse in the past 6 months.

The “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign welcomes organisational and individual supporters. For more information about the campaign go to: http://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/ or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe