SALRI Regional and Aboriginal Engagement
The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) visited Clare, Port Pirie and Port Augusta 20-21 April 2023 as part of its ongoing engagement with regional and Aboriginal communities. This visit included seeking input on SALRI’s current reference into the role and operation of suppression orders and updating interested parties on SALRI’s recent major report into the operation of the Mental Health Act.
SALRI spoke with a wide range of legal practitioners, community and local Council members, Uniting Country (pictured below) and other service providers, Tarpari Aboriginal Health Service,
Umeewarra Radio and other media outlets and Charlie Jacson OAM and other Elders and Aboriginal community representatives. The visit utilised the UniHUbs at both Port Pirie and Port Augusta. The SALRI team included Associate Professor David Plater (SALRI Deputy Director), Associate Professor Sylvia Villios, Dr Mark ‘Matt’ Giancaspro and SALRI researchers Anita Brunacci, Rachel Tan, Taylor Portelli and Celeste Kwok. Rachel and Taylor were invited on Umeewarra Radio to speak from the perspective of law students and on SALRI’s role and work. SALRI is committed to honest and respectful engagement with Aboriginal communities.
SALRI was made very welcome throughout its visit and thanks the many parties who generously contributed to what was a very collegial, busy and successful trip.