This was and always will be aboriginal land. Jo will continue to push for indigenous recognition, justice reinvestment and for reconciliation with our State's first people.

Indigenous Australians

I congratulate the 150 women from the inner west who were included in the council's 2021 International Women's Day honour roll for their sisterhood and achievements in the community.

March 25, 2021

Indigenous Australians

Over the month of March, the Cooks River Alliance has been bringing together inner westies and local environmental groups to help clean up the Cooks River and our local parks across the inner west.

March 24, 2021

Indigenous Australians

I am proud to announce that the 2021 Summer Hill Woman of the Year is Cheree Toka, a Kamilaroi woman of the inner west.

March 17, 2021

Indigenous Australians

Notes 13 February 2021 marks the 13th anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples.

February 16, 2021

Indigenous Australians

Thank you to everyone who generously gave toys for my Summer Hill Christmas Drive in December and made Christmas a little brighter for kids in need.

February 09, 2021

Indigenous Australians

The Aboriginal Legal Service is celebrating 50 years fighting for criminal justice reform, racial justice and resistance. 

November 18, 2020

Indigenous Australians

Public art in our State often only reflects Australia's colonial white history while omitting First Nations history.

September 22, 2020

Indigenous Australians

Kids at the Infants' Home, Ashfield, are loving their newly resurfaced playground at Johnson House, proudly funded through a 2019 Summer Hill CBP grant.

September 17, 2020

Indigenous Australians

Every decision we make in this place about families is important and the interests of the child must always be the priority. Open adoption is in the best interests of children, so too is the introduction of integrated birth certificates.

September 15, 2020

Indigenous Australians

COVID-19 has caused widespread uncertainty and people are rightly looking to our public institutions for consistency and confidence. Our criminal justice system is under scrutiny as we interrogate the ways it often lets down the most vulnerable, including our First Nations people. The Black Lives Matter movement calls out the unforgivable racism in our criminal justice system—racism that cannot be denied and that demands urgent action.

August 11, 2020