Reconciliation

With guidance from the PLS Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, PLS has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan to support the continuous improvement of the cultural capabilities of our staff and volunteers.

Our Vision for Reconciliation

Prisoners’ Legal Service (PLS) recognises the unique and important position of Australia’s First Peoples. PLS pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Islander people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and acknowledges Elders past, present and emerging. PLS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are complex and diverse and recognises the vital contribution their traditions and cultures have made and will continue to make to this country.

Our vision for reconciliation is to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same human and legal rights as the broader population of Australia and equality before the law at all stages of the legal process.

PLS envisages a future where all Australians recognise and benefit from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures. We believe it is important to make the broader Australian population aware of the power imbalance between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all other Australians so that everyone works together to redress this imbalance.

If you seek further information about the PLS Reconciliation Action Plan, please contact us at pls@plsqld.com and attention your email to the PLS Director.