ACSO stands in solidarity with Australia’s First Nations People and will always seek to elevate and support First Nations voices in the debates we need to have around justice, mental health, disability and substance abuse. 

ACSO has embarked on its journey to reconciliation with the Reflect Reconciliation Plan (RAP), the introduction of paid cultural and ceremonial leave to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, a partnership with Warrigunya to support the build of a client designed accommodation for First Nations men leaving incarceration in the Gippsland region, the appointment of experienced solicitor and proud Yorta Yorta woman Nerita Waight to the ACSO board, along with an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Practice Lead and essential cultural competence learning for all our people. Our first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel is also soon to be launched.

ACSO is humbled by the road ahead and look forward to continuing to review how ACSO can provide a culturally responsive workplace and services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.