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Support for Uluru Statement from the Heart

3 Aug 2021

The Board of Legal Aid NSW has given its support to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The following resolution was approved by the Board at a meeting on 29 June 2021:

'The Board acknowledges the award of the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize to the Uluru Statement from the Heart (‘the Uluru Statement’). We support the Uluru Statement and the outcomes sought therein.

'The Board shares the concerns expressed in the Uluru Statement as to the high incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Straight people and the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in out of home care. The Board is committed to developing Legal Aid policies and supporting initiatives directed at improving access to justice for First Nations people.'

Find out more about the Uluru Statement