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Why we won't be celebrating Australia Day

First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing believes that celebration of our national identity on the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet is neither inclusive, nor respectful of Australia's First Peoples and directly impacts on the health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To be acknowledged and respected is vital to being truly healthy and well and as such, First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing will not be participating in this day as a national holiday and will be open for business as usual. We are excited to continue to work with our patients to improve their health, wellbeing, fitness and resilience. For media enquiries contact Erin Manderson: 03 9070 8181