Very proud to be the first local government team to ever put forward a comprehensive Indigenous Justice policy. It's time for more justice for Aboriginal people in our own backyard.
Local Indigenous leaders & hard working Inner Westies Agnes Ware from Koori Radio, Zach Wone from Labor for Treaty and former Leichhardt Councillor Bob Webb joined me at Callan Point to announce the plan:
- Provide Indigenous language classes at local libraries and support for language classes in childcare centres across the Inner West.
- Work with local Aboriginal organisations to establish a Frontier War Memorial that acknowledges the truth of the conflict between Europeans and Indigenous people during the colonisation of the continent.
- Protect Callan Park Middens and find ways to permanently protect and preserve the site.
- Seek to establish an Aboriginal Community Centre in the Inner West Council area.
- Establish a history walk between Iron Cove and the Tom Uren Trail documenting significant cultural and historical Indigenous sites.
- Initiate an Indigenous Women’s Group in the Inner West.