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Our Reconciliation Journey

Lighthouse Foundation recognises that reconciliation is the only way forward for a just and equitable nation.

We believe the strong relationships between First Nations and non-Indigenous Australians will benefit all of Australia and we are committed to contributing to change by launching our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).


As we embark on our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), I am filled with pride and gratitude for the journey we are undertaking. Our RAP signifies not only a commitment to reconciliation but also a celebration of the diverse cultures that contribute to our nation’s rich tapestry. It is a promise to walk hand in hand with First Nations people, learning from their wisdom, and collaborating towards a future built on mutual respect, understanding, and shared prosperity.

Message from Sue Barton AM

Founder, Board Director & Life Member

About the artist

Bayley Mifsud is a proud member of the Peek and Kirrae Whurrong people of the Maar nation from South West Victoria (Warrnambool). 

Her Aboriginal name is Merindah-Gunya meaning “Beautiful Spirit” in Peek Whurrong language, which was gifted to her through ceremony by her parents and Elders. Bayley has a passion for community development, diversity and self-determination as well as continuing the gift of storytelling through her artwork.

Story behind the artwork

This artwork gently captures the theme of youth homelessness. The central gathering place serves as a representation of the safety provided by Lighthouse Foundation for at-risk youth.

Encircling “U” shapes symbolise the thoughtful community embracing young people seeking support, while those depicted at a distance represent youth currently facing homelessness.

The Birrarung (or Yarra River) gracefully flows in the background, subtly indicating a meaningful connection to the land.

The soft, yet bright palette of colours used in the artwork evokes emotions of warmth, compassion, and joy, identifying the significance of unity and care in addressing the challenges confronted by homeless youth.

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