The high rate of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and children is deeply troubling. It is the result of complex and intersecting factors, stemming from Australia’s historic and ongoing role as a settler coloniser state.
The Inquiry on Missing and Murdered First Nations Women and Children provides an opportunity to recognise, honour and mourn the Aboriginal women and children who have been taken from their communities. However, it is vital that the Government’s response to the Inquiry demonstrates it has both heard — and values — these voices. This can only occur if the Government engages with, and resources the Inquiry’s recommendations, honouring the missing and murdered Aboriginal women and children, and their communities left behind.
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