Queensland Law Society

QLS begins work on Reconciliation Action Plan

The new QLS Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG) met for the first time on 19 July to begin work on a framework which sets out practical plans of action for QLS to realise its vision for reconciliation, creating social change and building on relationships and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (ATSI).

President Bill Potts was in attendance and said that the meeting enabled him to experience the group’s passion on behalf of Indigenous people and their determination to create an innovative RAP with practical and enduring benefits.

“Through this RAP, we aim to lead the profession in supporting, promoting and improving access for Queensland ATSI lawyers,” Mr Potts said.

“Our working group members are passionate about having a real impact for Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners and the wider community.”

The working group is comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous solicitors, magistrates, professionals and students heralding from Inala to Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville and through to Cairns and Thursday Island.

“Given the backgrounds and experience of the working group’s 18 members, I believe we have an appropriately diverse and skilled team who are well up to the challenge before them,” Mr Potts said.

You can keep up to date with the RAPWG via the website and QLS Update.