Queensland Law Society


QLS Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group


As our immediate past President Bill Potts observed:

“Queensland Law Society represents its members. In turn, our members represent and act for some of the most disadvantaged people in the community. As lawyers, we see this disadvantage at first hand. And as lawyers we have a voice. We have the privilege to know, and therefore we have the duty to speak and to act. What we see is the over-representation of Indigenous people in jail, more deaths in custody and the under-representation of Indigenous people within our justice system” (Proctor, July 2016).

Action is required to address this imbalance.

The 2016 QLS Council agreed and in furthering its commitment to advocating for good law and for supporting lawyers the QLS Council resolved to convene a Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group with the goal of creating QLS’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

What is a RAP?

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a framework that sets out practical plans of action for an organisation to realise its vision for reconciliation, creating social change and building on relationships and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

RAP Working Group

How you can get involved

QLS RAP Working Group welcomes and encourages the membership to be involved. We welcome your feedback on initiatives you would like to see incorporated into our QLS RAP.

Feedback can be sent via email to rap@qls.com.au