Community Legal Centres Queensland acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and the traditional custodians of the continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in the world.
We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present, and particularly pay deep respect to the Turrbal and Jagera peoples, traditional custodians of the lands around Brisbane, on which the Community Legal Centres Queensland office is located.
We recognise the role and accept the responsibility that Community Legal Centres Queensland has in advancing and respecting the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including by:
- being guided by the experiences and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including our colleagues within the sector in Queensland and across the nation
- demonstrating, living and leading reconciliation in our organisational culture, attitudes, structures, policies and activities
- proactively undertaking and supporting advocacy and initiatives that promote and advance the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
- strengthening and maintaining collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations, and
- supporting our members and community legal centres to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with equitable access to culturally safe legal services.
Community Legal Centres Queensland works with our member centres throughout Queensland to provide support, training, coaching and resources so that centres can continue to build their capacity to be culturally safe and accessible workplaces and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, volunteers, clients and community members.