3 June 2020
Third anniversary update – Uluru Statement from the Heart
The recent third anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart (26 May), along with this year’s National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), is an important time to reflect. Three years ago, Indigenous leaders from across the nation issued this statement, inviting their fellow Australians ‘to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future’.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution.
The third anniversary provides a timely opportunity for all, including Australia’s legal and business community, to reaffirm their acceptance of the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Corporate Australia carries great influence in spreading awareness and providing support to maintain the Uluru Dialogue and drive the momentum for a referendum on a Voice to Parliament.
At Hall & Wilcox, we reaffirm our support for:
- the amendment of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the Constitution; and
- the establishment by legislation or letters patent of a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.
We are grateful for this opportunity to reaffirm our support for the Uluru Statement, and celebrate the progress that has been made by dedicated, hardworking individuals and organisations so far in taking these critical steps.
There are always opportunities to offer individual or organisational support. For those who are interested in learning more about how to contribute, please visit UluruStatement.org or watch this video, which provides an informative introduction to the Uluru Statement and the importance of a First Nations Voice.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart, with Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner Tony Macvean, Pro Bono Partner Nathan Kennedy, RAP Committee Co-Chair Erin Doyle and Partner Rhett Slocombe