PIAC has worked over many years to provide access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to highlight systemic issues that particularly affect First Australian communities, while progressing social change. Consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, PIAC is also committed to consulting, working with and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve access to justice.
In 2014, PIAC decided to develop a RAP to bring together our existing initiatives at the same time as driving the organisation to find and pursue further opportunities to enhance respectful relationships and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This move was unanimously supported by our staff and board.
A final draft of PIAC’s RAP was completed in late 2016, with many of its proposed actions already underway.