In November 2022 the Mental Health Tribunal’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
The Tribunal is excited to embark on the first step of our journey to a RAP. Our reflect RAP is an important part of our commitment and contribution to Australia’s journey of reconciliation, including acknowledging the deep pain, disparity, inequality, and injustices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced and its ongoing impact, and the need to build relationships, respect, and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The RAP reflects the Tribunal’s commitment to the recognition, inclusion, and voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our organisation, across the Victorian community and, more broadly, in Australia. Our vision is for a Tribunal that is culturally aware, sensitive, inclusive, and safe. Recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is paramount to this vision.
Our reflect RAP formally commences in March 2023 until March 2024. During this period the Tribunal will scope and develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and explore our sphere of influence. This work will prepare the Tribunal for reconciliation initiatives in future RAPs.
Our reflect RAP is available below.