Reconciliation in action at GPTT
The first meeting of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee was held recently at GPTT. The RAP Committee is a working group consisting of key GPTT and the Tasmania Aboriginal Corporation (TAC) staff.
‘Reconciliation’ is about Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians talking, walking, and working together to overcome the reasons that there is division and inequality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
The RAP Committee will work to develop the Reconciliation Action Plan – a strategic document that will support our business plan. It includes practical actions that provide GPTT the opportunity to contribute to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.
GPTT’s vision for reconciliation is to expand capacity, increase activity and improve quality of general practice training provided in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health settings. GPTT has a strong collaborative partnership with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation. This partnership has enabled a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training activities to be undertaken by GPTT registrars and supervisors and staff including: visits to Aboriginal Health Services and hosting an annual Aboriginal Cultural Education Camp. Building on this relationship the RAP will outline actions GPTT will undertake as part of its pathway to reconciliation.
GPTT’s RAP Champion is Allyson Warrington, CEO of GPTT and Raylene Foster, Chief Operations Officer, at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation also a member of the RAP working group.