Welcome to CATSINaM. We are the peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives across Australia, but we are also Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples before we are nurses. This means we are on a lifelong journey together to fulfill our cultural obligations and commitments to our communities, families and ourselves. We are also experts in our own health, and as such, we need to work together to make sure we determine our own future and create positive change for our Peoples when accessing health services. We are fortunate to have a talented and committed Board of Directors, and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to make sure your voice is heard and your aspirations are met – but we also need your support. There is strength in numbers, and every member brings us closer to our aim of increasing the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples into nursing and midwifery across Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
I am honoured and proud to be the current president of this progressive, dynamic organisation. CATSINaM is integral to the improvement of health care provision and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, and also to increasing our nursing and midwifery workforce. As a midwife, I am extremely passionate about maternal and infant health and building our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwifery workforce. CATSINaM aims to ensure that our students remain culturally safe throughout their training and continue to be well supported through their transition to clinical practice and future careers. I encourage you to look through this website to learn more about the work we do, our professional affiliates, the opportunities available to you, and current issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives across Australia.