Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership
The Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership is committed to the pursuit of equity for Australia’s First Nations people in the economic life of our country. Under the cultural and strategic guidance of an Indigenous Advisory Group, Dilin Duwa is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School.
In the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people on whose land our Centre is established, ‘Dilin Duwa’ means everlasting flow. It signifies the convergence of our three activity streams into a centre of impact.
Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Murrup Barak's purpose is to make an enduring contribution to Indigenous Australia through the transformative impact of education and employment for Indigenous Australians, who either come to study or work at The University of Melbourne.
Reconciliation at UniMelb
We are committed to fostering an environment in which the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their fellow Australians is characterised by a deep mutual respect, leading to positive change in our nation’s culture and capacity.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
VAHS was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian Indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical needs.
- Indigenous Knowledge Institute: Interdisciplinary research institute aiming to advance research and education in Indigenous knowledge systems.
- Indigenous Bursaries: Several bursaries for Indigenous students are offered by the University.
- Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation: Provides a range of services including consultations, awareness training, research, cultural practices for events, and natural resource management.
- Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association: State-wide agency providing advice to government on a range of community development issues, and provider of extensive services to the Aboriginal community.
- First Peoples - State Relations Victoria: Group within the Department of Premier and Cabinet responsible for nation-leading work in the areas of cultural rights, self-determination, treaty, and truth.
- Yoorrook Justice Commission: Investigates historical and ongoing injustices against First Peoples in Victoria since colonisation. It will establish an official record of the impact of colonisation on First Peoples in Victoria and make recommendations for practical actions and reform.
- First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria: The independent and democratically elected body to represent Traditional Owners of Country and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Victoria.
- The Uluru Statement: Calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making and truth-telling between governments and First Nations peoples.
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Acknowledgement of Country
The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which of our campuses are situated. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who have made a contribution to the life of the University community.