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Parliament hears positive stories about young Aboriginal young people

The efforts of two young Aboriginal people to support their families and communities and create a positive future have been profiled in the WA Parliament by the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee for the Commissioner, Lisa Baker MLA.

Jay, 17 from Caversham, and Brayden, 17 from Carnarvon, were recognised following their stories being published in the Commissioner’s publication This Is Me, one of three publications developed following the office’s consultation with Aboriginal children and young people.

Acting Commissioner Jenni Perkins said she was pleased positive stories about Aboriginal young people were highlighted in this important way.

“The This Is Me report was developed to provide everyday local role models for WA Aboriginal children and young people around the State, but the stories also showcase more broadly the great value that Aboriginal children and young people bring to their communities,” the Commissioner said.

“I am thrilled Jay and Brayden have been recognised in this way, as it reflects the many other positive stories we heard during the consultation from around the State.

“I encourage people that have not read these stories yet to go to our website and download the publication.”