The Ballarat Social Justice Commission urges all in parishes and schools to read the “Uluru Statement of the Heart”.
The Uluru Statement of the Heart can be read here and is an invitation from First Nations to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”. It was issued to the Australian people in May 2017 following almost two years of work.
The Uluru Statement calls for structural reform including constitutional change. Structural reform means establishing a new relationship between First Nations and the Australian nation based on justice and self-determination where Indigenous cultures and peoples can flourish, and we all move forward.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart was issued by a gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in 2017. The Statement’s recommendations were quickly rejected by the previous Federal Government. Five years on and the new Federal Government has committed itself to full implementation of the Statement’s recommendations. Read more.