National Indigenous Legal Conference 2018
Speech delivered by Konrad de Kerloy, Treasurer, Law Council of Australia, at the National Indigenous Legal Conference, The University of Western Australia, 25 September 2018.
"The Law Council considers that the creation of a representative body providing a Voice to the Parliament be a unique opportunity to recognise and respond to the will of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
It would also allow the potential for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to lead and design how our legal system and legal solutions can better serve and meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Law Council is deeply committed to supporting change and reform to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians that are authentic for each community across Australia. As the body representing the legal profession, our role is also to uphold the rule of law and to ensure our justice system serves each Australian equally, and that justice is accessible to all."
You can read the full speech below.