At the start of the 2022 National Reconciliation Week (NRW) , we have been given a chance to reflect on all this means for GP down south, our staff, clients and community.
The National Reconciliation Week theme, “Be Brave. Make Change” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. It is encouraging to see participation in local events grow every year. The Bridge walk in Bunbury had over 2000 participants this year and there are events scheduled for around the Peel and South West regions over the coming week. The City of Busselton held it’s inaugural walk today along the Foreshore with a strong turnout.
Our vision for reconciliation is; “Mutual trust, respect and understanding between local communities and GPds that results in continual and successful action to address local inequalities in the health status and life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”
We are making a start on the path to healing and hope we can gather everyone along in the journey.