Cultural Safety in Local Government – Learning Circle

August 23, 2018

In July 2018 Reconciliation Victoria invited local government representatives from across Victoria to come together for a Learning Circle on Cultural Safety in Local Government.  

Held at the Aborigines Advancement League in Thornbury, the event produced some remarkable insights into cultural safety and highlighted the challenges Aboriginal council workers can face in regards to ‘cultural loading’ issues in the workplace.

Read about what transpired in the Learning Circle – Brief report

During the Learning Circle, there was reference to the From Symbols To Systems Framework. Since then, the framework has been updated.

What is Cultural Safety?

Cultural Safety recognises everyone has a right to be different and that society should ensure its institutions, including workplaces, are not dominated by any one cultural perspective.  Practicing cultural safety and ‘naming’ culture attempts to ensure no section of society is deliberately marginalised or disadvantaged.

Sara Stuart of Indigenous Employment Partners, facilitating Panel Discussion on Listening to Aboriginal Voices on Cultural Safety in Local Government

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