Message from the President
09 April 2015
Advocating on indigenous legal issues
Recently, the Law Council undersigned an open letter to the Prime Minister, along with 25 peak legal bodies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and NGOs, expressing grave concern over the effects that Commonwealth funding cuts will have on the delivery of frontline legal services to society's most vulnerable.
This was a rare move by the Law Council, underscoring the very high level of concern within the profession and the broader community that current law enforcement and justice models operating in Australia have not been working. .