The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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This background paper provides information on the relevance of racism in healthcare, highlighting racism on an interpersonal, institutional and systemic level.

The backgrounder specifically covers: the impacts of racism in healthcare for First Nations Peoples as patients and practitioners, the effectiveness of cultural safety training for healthcare workers, the work done and future initiatives to address racism in Australian health systems including case studies such as St Vincent’s Hospital & Katherine Hospital, the use of ‘The Matrix’ rating tool to indicate which health care institutions are racist, and lastly the benefits of taking action.