This year's NAIDOC week acknowledges that the lands on which Australia is built always were and always will be, Aboriginal land.
NAIDOC week reminds us just how much more we need to do to tackle systemic racism and that the work of reconciliation must begin with acknowledging First Nations sovereignty.
Schools across the Summer Hill electorate are marking NAIDOC week and later this week, local elders at Marrickville Golf Course will unveil a mural honouring the enduring culture and sovereignty of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation.
This NAIDOC Week, I acknowledge the important work of Indigenous organisations in the electorate.
The Aboriginal Women and Children's Services provides vital support to Indigenous women fleeing domestic or family violence.
Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre provides community legal services.
Innari Housing Inc helps Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness get back on their feet and find permanent housing, and AbSec is tackling the disproportionate rate of indigenous kids in the state's out of home care system, and fights to keep kids in their community.
I acknowledge and thank you for your important work and support you in your fight for justice and recognition.