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Print version: First Nations Strategic Plan 2021-23(PDF, 605KB)
"The Legal Aid Queensland Board recognises that, although our organisation alone cannot solve the shocking over-representation of Our First Nations peoples in our criminal justice and child protection systems, as individuals and organisationally we can make a difference. Congratulations to our First Nations Advisory Committee on formulating this First Nations Strategic Plan 2021–23, a significant step towards a fairer, more inclusive and more effective workplace and justice system".
- Margaret McMurdo AC, LAQ Board Chair
"First Nations Australians are over-represented in the criminal justice; child protection and domestic/family violence systems at catastrophic levels. We all have a responsibility in addressing this national shame. The First Nations Strategic Plan 2021-2023 demonstrates LAQ's ongoing commitment to working with First Nations Australians to address these insidious issues".
- Joshua Creamer, Chair of First Nations Advisory Committee & LAQ Board member
We seek to protect people’s rights, promote fair treatment, and help those at risk of social exclusion. We respect the people we help and those with whom we work. We continue to improve the quality of our work and the outcomes for our First Nations clients. We deliver culturally appropriate, accessible, responsive and cost-effective legal services.
We seek to protect the legal and human rights of First Nations peoples and promote equity and inclusion.
We will be honest about the history of colonisation and the impacts on First Nations peoples.
We engage and build respectful relationships with the people we help and those with whom we work.
We strive to improve the quality of our work and the outcomes for First Nations clients.
We acknowledge that we are all responsible for progressing the objectives of the First Nations Strategic Plan.
We ensure First Nations peoples are made aware of the range of options available to them when seeking legal information, advice and representation.
Legal Aid Queensland acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and deliver our services and recognise their continued connection to land waters and culture. We pay respect to Elders past and present and young emerging leaders.
Last updated 30 September 2021