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VOICE. Treaty. Truth.

CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM FOR FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES

 

In the Uluru Statement from the Heart,
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people told Australia what
they want from constitutional reform.

 

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. 

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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.

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The Road to Uluru

The Uluru First Nations Convention was the culmination of a series of First Nations Regional Dialogues held across the country. 

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What Happened Next?

After the Uluru Convention, the Referendum Council delivered a report to the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader recommending that a referendum be held to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the Constitution and and symbolic statement of recognition be passed by all Australian Parliaments.

 
 

Join the movement. Sign up to support the Statement and download the poster today.