21 June 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in need of palliative care and their carers can now access easy-to-read information specific to South Western Sydney following the launch of a new booklet in Liverpool on Friday, 11 June.

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) partnered with local Aboriginal Elders, the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council and South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) to develop the booklet.

A journey into Sorry Business supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share their wishes and preferences for their end-of-life care through ‘sorry business’ – cultural practices and protocols associated with death.

SWSPHN Chief Executive Officer, Dr Keith McDonald PhD, thanked everyone who contributed to the development of the booklet.

“This is an important resource and the first of its kind in our region. We would like to thank our Local Elders, Aunties, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, their families and the community who have shared their insights on the Aboriginal journey through Sorry Business.”





This resource has been developed to provide culturally appropriate, respectful, and mindful information to encourage Aboriginal people to yarn about their rights, wishes and how to plan ahead when circumstances change through their lives.

A Journey into Sorry Business is available at Aboriginal Medical Services and general practices in the South Western Sydney region as a free resource. 

Download A Journey into Sorry Business (updated in 2024)