On 26 May, it will be five years since the Uluru Statement from the Heart – Voice, Treaty, Truth – was gifted to the people of Australia.
The 21 May election presents a clear choice for Australians wanting to support the Uluru Statement. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has reiterated his support during the campaign, describing it as “nation-changing”.
Today, he told the National Press Club:
If an Australian Government can take up the invitation First Nations people have extended to us – an invitation so generous it stands as an act of grace – it will help define our future as a more reconciled and more equal country.”
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks from the University of Queensland and Professor Megan Davis from UNSW, who have been closely involved in the campaign, recently used Croakey’s @WePublicHealth account to share a wealth of resources, reading and history about the Uluru Statement, as well as some clear calls to action. Their tweets are summarised below.
Tweets by Bronwyn Fredericks and Megan Davis
Flashback to 2019 and 2021…
The statement has been translated into more than 60 community languages and 21 Aboriginal languages.
Watch in Auslan.
Indigenous Constitutional Law: On Voice and finding a place to start
Griffith Review: Speaking up: the truth about truth-telling
2015, The Kirribilli Statement set up the parameters of what form of recognition would be acceptable
Calls to action
See Croakey’s archive of articles from @WePublicHealth guest tweeters this year