The Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution and a ‘Makarrata Commission’ to supervise a process of ‘agreement-making’ and ‘truth-telling’ between government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As both an apolitical organisation and one that works closely with Aboriginal people across Australia, we have looked into our own heart to do what we feel is right.
Bush Heritage Australia is proud to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart as an historic mandate to create a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.
We hear the call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and for a referendum to amend the Constitution accordingly; and we hear the call for a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.
In a spirit of reconciliation, we look forward to working with and supporting our Aboriginal partners, as a matter of national priority, to develop and enact specific proposals in relation to Voice, Treaty and Truth.
We call upon our supporters, industry peers and fellow Australians to join us in this important national dialogue.