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5. Aboriginal system design criteria

A system…

  • where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are front and centre and that is family focused: building a system that ensures the rights of children to safety in protection, meeting families where they are with flexibility and choice
  • that reflects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural strengths: in all ways, whether through words or artwork, approaches to healing, being, thinking seeing or doing
  • that reflects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s right to self-determination: that supports ‘our people looking after our own people’ and our people supporting one another through building on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths and leadership in all its forms
  • that reflects the truth of our shared histories, the hurts, the strengths and the healing: through genuinely acknowledging the ongoing consequences of colonisation and the systemic barriers placed in front of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in achieving true self determination with skilled Allies who are committed to changing this.
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