Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Advisory Committee

The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee is to strengthen the quality and breadth of advice to the Australian College of Midwives (College) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. The Committee provides a mechanism for the College to seek input in its decision-making on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait midwives and consumers of maternity services. This ensures that the views and ideas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are reflected.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Advisory Committee's role is to:

  • Provide expert advice to the College (including the Board) via the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College on matters related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives and consumers of maternity services.
  • Identify the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives and consumers of maternity care and bring these to the attention of the College
  • Assist with communicating College activities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives and consumers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumer organisations
  • Prepare, or provide input into submissions for the National Board of Directors as appropriate
  • Provide representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups
  • Liaise with any other College Committee through the Chair as matters arise
  • Carry out the responsibilities/role in a culturally-safe manner, demonstrating respect and understanding of the wide variety of cultural beliefs and practices members may come across during their time on this committee.

Contact the Committee:

admin@midwives.org.au