The Uluru Statement is an invitation from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to “walk with us in a movement for the Australian people for a better future.” It calls for structural reforms, including constitutional change, to recognise First Australians through a Voice to Parliament.
These reforms are Voice, Treaty, and Truth.
The Voice will empower First Nations politically, expressing First Nations’ views to the parliament on important issues impacting First Nations. A Makarrata Commission will supervise the process of agreement-making (Treaty) between governments and First Nations, and assure truth-telling (Truth).
Change is needed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a say in the laws and policies that impact them. A Voice would ensure that challenges outlined in the ‘Closing the Gap’ statement would be tackled, delivering a genuine fairness and equality in Australian society.
Simply Helping attended the ‘Activate for Uluru’ workshop in Sydney, hosted by The Fred Hollows Foundation, on 24 March 2022. The Fred Hollows Foundation and 25 organisations joined forces to stand together in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People to call for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution.
We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.