A great way to start National Reconciliation Week 2016 with the launch of Richlands Murri Court last Friday. The spirit of reconciliation shone bright with local community and dignitaries from across the legal fraternity, police and government uniting in their commitment to fairness & justice for all.
Local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander dancers entertained the large gathering with an amazing performance displaying their strong and continuing culture.
It was great to hear Leeanne Enoch MP and Chief Magistrate Judge Rinaudo give passionate speeches about the significance of Murri Court and reaffirm their commitment to specialist courts, diversionary programs and community led initiatives. A key message was the recognition that a one size fits all approach to justice does not always work, and that the justice system must be flexible enough to respond to the specific needs of the most vulnerable in the community.
Another fantastic event bringing community together by Justice QLD. Congratulations to the local community and local justice group who fought so hard for the reinstatement of this important program.
View photos and video of the event below:
Leeanne Enoch MP – Restores a right and reinstates Murri Court on behalf of the Queensland Government
Chief Magistrate Judge Rinaudo – Officially opens Richlands Murri Court
Chief Magistrate McLaughlin – Welcomes reinstatement of the Murri Court
Image Gallery: Richlands Murri Court Launch