State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will spend the next three days visiting communities on the APY Lands.
This is Mr Marshall’s sixth visit to the APY Lands since he was elected to Parliament in 2010.
During this visit, Mr Marshall will meet with community members to discuss housing, employment opportunities and other ongoing issues on the Lands.
Mr Marshall will be visiting the Indulkana, Ernabella (Pukatja), Umuwa, Fregon and Mimili communities.
“It is important that we work together in a bipartisan manner to improve outcomes for communities on the APY Lands,” said Mr Marshall.
“We must ensure that these communities are not forgotten or neglected.
“After my visit to the APY Lands last year the State Liberals introduced the Stolen Generation (Compensation) Bill, which was recently restored in Parliament.
“If successful, this Bill would make South Australia the first mainland state to formally pay compensation to eligible members of the stolen generations.
“However, the proposed legislation does more than just providing financial compensation; it also acknowledges that the policies of past governments caused emotional, physical and cultural harm to members of the stolen generation and their families.
“This legislation is an important and significant component of ongoing reconciliation with Aboriginal people in South Australia.
“It has been widely called for by notable Aboriginal organisations, including the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and Reconciliation SA.
“Addressing the wrongs of the past will allow South Australia to move forward.
“It is important that we continue to make gains in this area and continue to work to improve the welfare of Aboriginal People.”