The Voice, and beyond

Reconciliation Australia: An independent not-for profit organisation, Reconciliation Australia is the lead body for reconciliation in Australia. The Branch is currently working towards a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) under the auspices of Reconciliation Australia.

CATSINaM: The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the peak advocacy body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives in Australia.

First Nations Workers Alliance: The First Nations Workers Alliance (FNWA) operates like a union for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers who do not have access to a union or are not considered workers due to falling under the social security act.

All union members can join the Alliance. Non-Indigenous membership costs $52 per year and is a powerful way to show you believe in a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.

Clothing the Gaps: Clothing The Gaps is an Aboriginal-owned and operated social enterprise and Ethical Clothing Australia-certified fashion label that celebrates Aboriginal peoples and culture.

Clothing the Gaps led the campaign the free the flag. It is managed by health professionals (co-founder and Gunditjmara woman Laura Thompson’s background is in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations). This is merch with a message, and a powerful way to wear on your sleeve your support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Their clothes are either Ally Friendly or Mob Only.

Know Your Country: Led by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory board, this campaign calls for federal, state and territory ministers to commit ongoing funding for every primary school to employ First Nations Cultural Educators, to address the failures of our education system in teaching us about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities. While it’s a long-term campaign, in the short term they have tips for learning about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country you live, learn and work on.

Add Country when using postal service: Once you know what Country you live on, you can begin to add it to your address for posting and receiving mail. Traditional Place names can be added during checkout, even if there is no dedicated field for Country. Australia Post has produced this handy guide.


Authorised L. Fitzpatrick, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000