|Through the Statement of Reconciliation, the University of Melbourne embraces the vision of the council for Aboriginal Reconciliation for a united Australia which represents this land, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and provides justice and equity for all.
The University of Melbourne endorses the wish of the majority of Australians to participate in the creation of a diverse and harmonious nation which acknowledges:
· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original inhabitants of the continent;
· Recognises their loss of land, children, health and kin, and the erosion of their languages, culture and lore; and
· believes that Australia will only become a mature nation when the past is acknowledged, so that the present can be understood and the future confidently based on the co-existence of rights.
The University is committed to increasing access to higher education for Indigenous students. It is also committed, through consultation with Indigenous students and staff, to developing curriculum, first rate services and support and decision-making processes which encourage Indigenous students and staff to realise their full potential.|