Statement on the Voice to Parliament referendum
We understand and respect that people will have different views around the important upcoming referendum on the Voice to Parliament.
Cabrini has a long and proud association with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For more than two decades, Cabrini supported 12 Aboriginal-led health focused initiatives in Alice Springs and the Cape York Peninsula and recently developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a vision to have an equitable society that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all Australians.
Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming referendum, Cabrini will remain committed to decreasing the health inequality gap between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and makes the following statement: Cabrini, as a Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider serving our community for over 75 years, is deeply committed to supporting healthcare for those in need, including the vulnerable and marginalised.
There is a large health inequality gap in Australia between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. Cabrini is committed to improving access to the best possible healthcare for all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We recognise that the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum is complex. Consistent with its values, Cabrini respects each individual’s right to form their own view. Cabrini encourages its colleagues, staff, patients, and supporters to educate themselves on the Voice referendum to the fullest extent possible and to consider the most appropriate action which would help minimise the gap