Corporate & Social Responsibility
The Leukaemia Foundation is a public unlisted company limited by guarantee and is governed by the provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (the Corporations Act). We are a registered with Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), which oversees the national regulatory framework for the not-for-profit sector, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (the ACNC Act 2012). The Leukaemia Foundation is endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution and a Deductible Gift Recipient.
The responsibility for compliance with the regulations contained in the Corporations Act, the ACNC Act, as well as the objects of the organisation. The roles and responsibilities of the Board and CEO are articulated on this website, and within our Annual Report.
The Leukaemia Foundation will embrace all opportunities that incorporate respect, mutually beneficial relationships and activities that promote social inclusion. This includes the provision of access to support and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have been impacted by a blood cancer or blood related disorder.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Our Vision for Reconciliation
The Leukaemia Foundation’s vision for reconciliation is of a nation that genuinely acknowledges and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original custodians of the land.
In joining the reconciliation community we aim to build a shared understanding and mutually respectful relationships between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians.
Our vision for reconciliation will ensure equitable access to mainstream services for all Australians and will provide equal opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to actively participate in contemporary Australian society.
Read our Reconciliation Action Plan to learn more about our vision for reconciliation.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols
Our RAP will contribute to the collective actions and efforts of Australian organisations that are committed to reconciliation.
The Leukaemia Foundation will embrace all opportunities that incorporate respect, mutually beneficial relationships and activities that promote social inclusion. This includes the provision of access to support and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have been impacted by a blood cancer or blood related disorder. In order to achieve this vision we are committed to:
Strengthen our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities within which we deliver support services and care.
Strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians are core to the ongoing successes of our operations. The Leukaemia Foundation is committed to engaging regularly, openly and respectfully with Australians impacted by a blood cancer and with health agencies, other not for profit organisations and allied health care specialists within the sector. Through our programs and in the delivery of our services we forge strong mutually beneficial relationships.
Offer cultural competency training and promote the respect of cultural protocols to our employees and volunteers in the delivery of all facets of our operations.
Blood cancers are not specific to any particular demographic; they can develop in anyone of any age and at any time. The Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. In the promotion of cultural competency amongst our staff and volunteers as well as appropriate cultural protocols we will facilitate an ongoing understanding and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We feel that this level of cultural respect will filter through all facets of our operations and contribute to the understanding and skills of our staff so that they can provide appropriate support and services to the wider blood cancer community.
Identify, collaborate with and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Agencies in the provision of services and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples impacted by a blood cancer.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s quality support and service provision is underpinned by our professional staff. Their local knowledge and relationships with the blood cancer communities that we service is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As an Equal Opportunities employer provide and promote workforce opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal Australia Map
This map is just one representation of many other map sources that are available for Aboriginal Australia. Using published resources available between 1988–1994, this map attempts to represent all the language or tribal or nation groups of the Indigenous people of Australia. It indicates only the general location of larger groupings of people which may include smaller groups such as clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. Boundaries are not intended to be exact.
David R Horton, creator, © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. No reproduction allowed without permission.
Download map here: Aboriginal Australia Map (PDF 1084kb)
Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.