28 March 2023
Life Without Barriers commends the South Australian Labor Government on becoming the first state to enact an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
Chief Executive of Life Without Barriers, Claire Robbs, said she is encouraged by the Government’s announcement that puts the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the center of policymaking.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are best placed to inform the policies and laws that impact their lives,” Ms Robbs said.
“A South Australian Voice to Parliament is a powerful commitment that will pave an enduring path to improved self-determination, outcomes, opportunity and leadership.
“Life Without Barriers looks forward to working with the SA Voice to Parliament on addressing the overrepresentation of First Nations children in out-of-home care and supporting investment in Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across the state."
Life Without Barriers has made a statement in support of a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament. You can view that statement here.
Through an Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Life Without Barriers commits to progressively stepping away from providing out-of-home care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. You can view their full RAP here.