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) 

Call for Nominations

The CATSINaM Board is now calling for nominations from ordinary and student members to nominate as a Board Director for election at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. 

There are vacant positions for Directors from:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia. 

Directors nominating from these jurisdictions will need to have their nomination form signed by two members from the relevant jurisdiction.

The nomination process is open to any ordinary or student member that meets eligibility requirements.

To review eligibility requirements, please download the constitution underneath the nomination form to the right.

The completed nomination form should be received at the CATSINaM office before Monday 18 October 2021.

Nomination forms by post or email will be accepted.

Address is: CATSINaM, PO Box 354, Annerley QLD 4103
or email: cosec@catsinam.org.au

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.