Global firm embraces Reconciliation Week

By Lara Bullock|08 June 2016

Last week DLA Piper held events at its Sydney, Brisbane and Perth offices to address the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To mark National Reconciliation Week 2016, DLA Piper hosted a panel discussion and screening of the award-winning documentary Prison Songs in its Sydney office on 1 June.

Advertisement
Advertisement

DLA Piper’s Brisbane office also screened the documentary, and its Perth office hosted a similar event on 2 June with the film's director, Kelrick Martin.

The panel in Sydney included Public Interest Advocacy Centre CEO and incoming Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow, Magistrate Sue Duncombe from the NSW Youth Koori Court and Aboriginal advocate and youth worker Keenan Mundine.

SPONSORED CONTENT

The panel shared their insights and explored the alternatives to imprisonment, and how corporate Australia can be involved in supporting new solutions.

The discussion was followed by a screening of Prison Songs, which was filmed entirely behind bars in Darwin’s Berrimah prison.

The stories portrayed in the film expose the tragedy behind the shockingly high prison rates of Aboriginal people; the underlying poverty, disadvantage and discrimination faced by many Aboriginal communities; and the lack of basic services and support systems available to them.

Global firm embraces Reconciliation Week
Intro image
lawyersweekly logo
SME Law

latest

Law, like life, requires you to stand up and challenge yourself

Listed family law firm partners with British practice

Think creatively to thrive in new financial year

National firm promotes 15, adds 3 new principals

FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network