It is a privilege to be living and working on the lands of Wadawurrung and
Gunditjmara people. It is upon their ancestral lands that Bethany services
are situated. We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional
owners and custodians of the land and acknowledge the wisdom and
diversity of past and present Elders. We share commitment to nurturing the
future generations of First Nations people in the communities in which we
work. We must take time to reflect and take up the challenge to open our
eyes to understand the story of First Nations people. This land has held a
deep spiritual significance, we acknowledge the attachment and spiritual
connection the First Nations people have with this country. Through
generations, the story and spirit of the people have been written into this
land. We acknowledge the people’s relationship with Bunjil, the creator, with the land and all creation. We also extend our acknowledgement to all other cultural groups that have contributed to the country we live in today.
At Bethany we celebrate diversity and innovation. We embrace creating an
connected organisation which enables all service users, employees, students, contractors, and volunteers to feel safe from discrimination. We support an inclusive environment where people of all genders and ages, people living with a disability, First Nations people and people from LGBTI and CALD communities feel empowered to contribute their experiences and ideas; knowing that these will be valued.