Our Governance

As Mick Gooda, the Indigenous Social Justice Commissioner (Social Justice report 2012, p.90) said: 

“While Indigenous Peoples have governed ourselves since time immemorial in accordance with our traditional laws and customs, when we speak of Indigenous Governance we are not referring to the pre-colonial state. Rather, we are referring to contemporary Indigenous Governance: the more recent melding of our Traditional Governance with the requirement to effectively respond to the wider governance environment.” 

1.2 Indigenous Governance – Indigenous Governance Toolkit (aigi.com.au) 


Notice of The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)

23rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) By order of the Board

Thursday 25 November 2021

Start time per state/territory as follows:


SA 11:30am / QLD 11am / NT 10:30am / WA 9am

In advance of Thursday’s Annual General Meeting the draft Minutes of the 2020 AGM, along with the CATSINaM 2021 Financial Report are now available on the CATSINaM website for members information.

A Form to register for the link for the online meeting will be circulated today (23 November), and members are requested to complete the necessary details as soon as possible.

As this is an online meeting, we kindly ask that all members register prior to attending. Registrations will close 25 November, half an hour before the start time of the AGM to allow time to verify membership of registrations.

Members are also encouraged to test MS Teams prior to the AGM to ensure you can address any technical matters before the meeting. 

Please contact the Company Secretary directly at cosec@catsinam.org.au for all matters regarding the AGM.

Yours Sincerely

Marni Tuala (RM BM MPMC)

Acknowledgement of Country

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Nation.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Countries, Creator, Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future.

CATSINaM is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, videos, voices and names of people who have since passed away.