This week, Legal Enablers introduced the Acknowledgement of Country on the front page of our website. This article explains why we did it.
This decision was driven by our values.
Law as a tool for good.
We have a moral responsibility to use our legal knowledge and skills as a tool for good. This involves:
- Acting with empathy
- Understanding and caring about the impacts of legislation, policies and decisions on peoples' lives
- Empowering people and encouraging diversity
- Taking proactive steps.
The Acknowledgement of Country is designed to foster inclusion and empowerment.
There is a long history of exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia's national identity and institutions.
Inclusion is necessary so Indigenous people have a strong voice in shaping our future.
Respect is a driver for reconciliation.
The Acknowledgement drives reconciliation through respect. It promotes awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, traditions, languages, knowledge, wisdom, contributions and practices in our society
Acknowledging our history allows us to understand each other and move forward together towards a brighter and unified future.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Legal Enablers Team