Patyegarang: Macquarie University's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advancement Strategy 2012-2017 was launched in May 2012.
Our vision is:
- to lead in the provision of high quality educational experiences and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
- to advance and sustain educational and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We are committed to ensuring that our institutional culture, the cultural competence of our staff and the nature of our curriculum recognises and supports the participation of Indigenous Australians are Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders.
The NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 recognises that particular groups of people have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment because of discriminatory laws, rules, employment practices, stereotypes and attitudes.
Our mission is to provide sustainable educational and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, which are complemented by a variety of flexible and innovative support mechanisms which allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people staff and students to flourish.
Macquarie University's Warawara - Department of Indigenous Studies is an academic department located within the Faculty of Arts.
External resources provide further information related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture.