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08 September 2023

Silverchain supports constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as the first people of Australia.

For nearly 130 years, we have provided care to vulnerable Australians. Today our commitment to self-determination is represented in our Reconciliation Action Plan, and in the decision-making rights held by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and clients.

In collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, we have gained shared benefits and experience in designing, delivering and reviewing our health care and aged care services. We have learned that listening to and making decisions based on cultural knowledge achieves better health outcomes for our clients.

Acknowledging the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land and affirming their rich heritage, enduring cultures, and invaluable contributions to society is not just a matter of justice, but a vital step in forging a more inclusive and equitable Australia.

This recognition is an important part of our journey towards reconciliation and serves as a testament to our shared commitment to respect, understanding, and mutual growth.

Just as it has at Silverchain, we believe self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia will improve health, social and wellbeing outcomes, and enable us as a nation to unite in order to close the gap.

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