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3 August 2020

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

New National Agreement on Closing the Gap is an historic step

The Law Society has long advocated for a nationally coordinated approach that works with Indigenous Australians to decide how policies and targets are developed and delivered, particularly in relation to the over-representation of Indigenous people in the justice system.

The new National Agreement on Closing the Gap, the first between all three levels of Australian governments and representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, is an historic step in our nation’s commitment to work collectively across all jurisdictions and close the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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