Law Society joins Street Banner Project for National Reconciliation Week

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement
Street-Banner-Project

The Law Society of Western Australia is delighted to join the Street Banner Project for National Reconciliation Week 2016. The Law Society has a banner featuring its logo and artwork by Aboriginal artist Neil Maxwell Tjampitjinba currently displayed on St Georges Terrace, where it will remain throughout National Reconciliation Week.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Street Banner Project provides an ideal opportunity for the Law Society to reaffirm its vision of a legal profession and community in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel respected and valued; enriching the fabric of our community.

“The Law Society’s ongoing ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative will focus on issues including Aboriginal incarceration and justice reinvestment. Our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan will be refreshed and renewed in July for the 2016-2017 period. The Law Society encourages law firms to adopt their own Reconciliation Action Plans and together help build a reconciled, just and equitable Australian community.”

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs has organised the display of Reconciliation Banners in prominent locations across the City of Perth and other local government areas. Since 2011, the project has grown with the support of an increasing number of organisations. In 2015, 110 organisations sponsored over 240 banners.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Law Society joins Street Banner Project for National Reconciliation Week

Street-Banner-Project

The Law Society of Western Australia is delighted to join the Street Banner Project for National Reconciliation Week 2016. The Law Society has a banner featuring its logo and artwork by Aboriginal artist Neil Maxwell Tjampitjinba currently displayed on St Georges Terrace, where it will remain throughout National Reconciliation Week.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Street Banner Project provides an ideal opportunity for the Law Society to reaffirm its vision of a legal profession and community in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel respected and valued; enriching the fabric of our community.

“The Law Society’s ongoing ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative will focus on issues including Aboriginal incarceration and justice reinvestment. Our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan will be refreshed and renewed in July for the 2016-2017 period. The Law Society encourages law firms to adopt their own Reconciliation Action Plans and together help build a reconciled, just and equitable Australian community.”

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs has organised the display of Reconciliation Banners in prominent locations across the City of Perth and other local government areas. Since 2011, the project has grown with the support of an increasing number of organisations. In 2015, 110 organisations sponsored over 240 banners.

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au