Aboriginal Children’s Commissioner reflects on first term

April Lawrie was appointed South Australia’s first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in late 2018.

Until now, the Mirning and Kokatha woman was working in partnership with the Children’s Commissioner, but a change in legislation has given Ms Lawrie independent authority to investigate systemic issues facing young Aboriginal people.

In this episode, the Commissioner reflects on her first term, why she is reapplying for the role, and how she would use her investigative powers to improve the lives of Indigenous youth.

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