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First Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this resource may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.


Harms; standards; inspection; monitoring; compliance; accreditation; enforcement; disqualification; prosecution. These and similar terms are regularly experienced by regulators from every sector, and equally familiar to long-standing duty holders. But how do they fit with the centrality of culture and community control to successful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities? How can public sector regulators ‘get it right’ culturally in true partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers whilst ensuring rigorous enforcement of high-quality standards for service users? Plenty of questions, no easy answers, an important and challenging conversation.

This webinar features:

  • Brendan Thomas, Legal Aid NSW CEO
  • Phillip Brooks, Queensland Department of Youth Justice Deputy Director General
  • Simone Jackson, Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Executive Director
  • And is facilitated by Janet Schorer, Office of the Children's Guardian NSW
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