Faith in action
We each have a role to play in addressing the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prison systems – lets start by pledging our support.Take the pledge
In 1963 the Yirrkala bark petitions were recognised by the Australian Parliament, and are thus the first documentary recognition of Indigenous people in Australian law. These are the first documents bridging Commonwealth law as it then stood, and the Indigenous laws of the land. These petitions from the Yolngu people of Yirrkala were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth Parliament and are thus the documentary recognition of Indigenous people in Australian law.
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