Reconciliation Action Plan
Our vision for Reconciliation
Legal Aid WA is committed to the nation’s ambition of closing the unacceptable life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
We are committed to demonstrating a positive social impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and increasing their access to justice, by providing them with equitable, timely, quality and culturally sensitive legal solutions. We recognise the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aim to build respectful and inclusive relationships with their communities. Legal Aid WA also aims to provide opportunities for improved services and employment within the community legal sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan sets out how we will achieve this. The current and past versions of our Reconciliation Action Plan are available to download below.
Legal Aid WA is committed to improving relationships between the broader Western Australian community and First Nations Australians through reconciliation. We are proud members of Reconciliation WA.
When working with Aboriginal clients, it is essential to understand aspects of their culture to ensure successful interactions and an overall quality service is provided on behalf of Legal Aid. This list of considerations contains many simple protocols which may be easily observed.
You can contact Legal Aid WA's Community Liaison & Education Officers at our Broome or Kununurra offices for further information.