LABOR SUPPORTS ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART

SENATOR PATRICK DODSON.
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LABOR SUPPORTS ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART
SENATOR PATRICK DODSON
Today the Government and the Greens have a choice to make about whether they support a First Nations Voice to Parliament as called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
 
Labor will move a motion in the Senate in support of a referendum for a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament.

This follows Labor’s motion in March for a committtee on the Makarrata to progress the truth-telling and agreement-making elements of the Uluru Statement.
 
The proposals in the Uluru Statement are modest and compelling.
 
They are the result of an extensive, democratic process involving months of dialogues with First Nations people around the country.
 
Yet four years after the Uluru Statement was first presented to the Australian people, very little progress has been made towards realising its generous vision.

In 2017, the Greens expressed their strong support for the Uluru Statement and urged all sides of politics to start the process outlined.

In 2019, Minister Wyatt promised a referendum on constitutional recognition in this term of Government.

We are asking the Coalition and the Greens to stand by these promises and join Labor in supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full.

The Uluru Statement represents a unique opportunity to realise a fairer and more decent Australia.

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