Statement of Apology and Reconciliation

Statement of Apology and Reconciliation

To all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, your families and communities.

We apologise for the human suffering and injustice that you have experienced as a result of colonisation and generations of discrimination and marginalisation that has resulted from that.

We share with you our feelings of shame and horror at the actions and atrocities that were perpetrated against your people.

We acknowledge your human right to self-determination.

We commit to working in solidarity with you in ways that you choose and determine.

We work with many people who are affected by disadvantage, prejudice, poverty, violence, marginalisation, trauma and social circumstances out of their control.  We understand the long-term damage to communities when these issues are unaddressed.