We understand the role we play to help care for our people and community.
‘Dhulawang’ means ‘rainbow’ to the Dunghutti people who reside in the Macleay Valley of northern New South Wales. A rainbow is a symbol of hope and new beginnings and has been used here to depict “Barralbarayi” ( Anderson Sugarloaf Mountan), a local sacred place. The centrepiece of the logo, a praying mantis (gurginj gurginj), is a river totem that symbolises strength, agility, and patience, which mirrors Dhulawang’s ethos.
The Dhulawang logo represents the beauty and diverse culture of Indigenous Australians, with a specific focus on the connection between the land and the People.
We will provide culturally safe models of Family Dispute Resolution that are appropriate to the unique needs of First Nations individuals, families, and communities.
We are committed to being a key agency in First Nations Family Dispute Resolution and understand our responsibility to create better outcomes for First Nations children and families.
We define ‘family’ beyond the western style family structure to include broader kinship networks and extended family.
We make provisions for multiple parties to be involved in the Family Dispute Resolution process, and understand that appropriate time, travel, allowance, and resourcing may be needed to accommodate this.
We will be guided by Dunghutti Elders and local cultural authorities to ensure the services we deliver are culturally safe and appropriate for First Nations families.