The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) published its Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation in August 2016. The document is a public commitment by the organisation to building and strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community.
The document includes:
- An acknowledgment that the IHPA office is on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation;
- Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First peoples of Australia;
- That IHPA will provide its staff an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture, history and connection to the land; and
- Commitments to workplace initiatives and community engagement.
The Statement of Commitment has been signed by the Chair of the Pricing Authority and the IHPA Chief Executive Officer.
IHPA is also in the process of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to outline the concrete steps which the organisation will take to translate the high level principles of the Statement of Commitment into action. The RAP will be published on the IHPA website once it is finalised. More information on RAPs is available on the Reconciliation Australia website.