At the Uluru First Nations Constitutional Convention, the Uluru Position Working Group was elected to move forward the reforms called for in the Uluru Statement. The Working Group calls on all Australians to take the time to read the Statement, to understand its history, and then walk with them in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.
Since Uluru, the Statement has been on a journey, travelling around Australia being endorsed by communities and organisations across Australia.
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The Uluru Statement from the Heart
We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart:
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.
There are three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement. Only one involves a change to the Australian Constitution.
The Constitutional Change
Involves enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution that would empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Legislative Change
Involves the establishment of a Makarrata Commission. The Makarrata Commission would supervise a process of agreement-making with Australian governments.
The Makarrata Commission
Would also oversee a process of truth-telling about Australia’s history and colonisation.