Reconciliation activities
Reconciliation is the act of bringing into agreement or harmony. In an Australian context, reconciliation is the bringing together of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with Australians of other descent.

Contributing towards reconciliation

As Australia’s premier medical research institute we aim to contribute towards reconciliation through activities that work towards ‘closing the gap’ in life expectancy, disease incidence and mortality.

Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-18 demonstrates our commitment and has received endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.

We aim to:

  • Build relationships to encourage future collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop research programs and initiatives.
  • Develop a culture of respect towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to engage in appropriate consultation and involvement.
  • Work to ensure our organisation is accessible to all Australians, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Demonstrating our commitment

Our Reconciliation Action Plan Annual Report 2014-2015 presents an outline of the successful implementation of our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-15 (RAP). Our Reflect RAP provided a clear framework to help shape our reconciliation agenda and take us on the next stage of our reconciliation journey.


Acknowledgement of country wall panel
A permanent acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners has been installed on the Institute's galleria timeline


Students stand in small groups, wearing casual clothing, in front of poster boards, large windows are seen in the background

A community of researchers, students and professional service staff working in an environment that develops engaged and productive members.

Architectural drawing

The Institute is building a 100-place Early Childhood Education and Care centre for families in our community.