Uluru Statement from the Heart....the journey continues!

17th Jun 2021

A peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples has urged the Australian government to embrace the Uluru statement from the Heart.

Commenting on the fourth anniversary of the Uluru statement …..the Lowitja Institute …. Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research urged the Federal government to embrace what it calls “ this gift for the nation.”

Lowitja director, Selwyn Button a Gunggari man from south-west Queensland says there has been a mixed reaction to the Uluru statement across the nation.

George Williams AO is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Planning and Assurance, Anthony Mason Professor and a Scientia Professor at UNSW. He has served as Dean of UNSW Law and held an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship and visiting positions at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Columbia University Law School in New York, and Durham University and University College London in the United Kingdom.

He has written and edited 37 books, including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia and Human Rights under the Australian Constitution. He has appeared as a barrister in the High Court in many cases over the past two decades, including on freedom of speech, freedom from racial discrimination and the rule of law.

The Turnbull coalition government’s rejection of the " Uluru Statement from the Heart" has left First Nations Peoples even more determined to have their voice heard at the highest political level.

Thomas Mayor, a Torres strait Islander man living on Larrakia country in the top End of the Northern Territory attended both the Darwin dialogue on constitutional convention and the Uluru convention .

Responding to the PM’s claim that a third tier of Government, only for First Nations Peoples, wouldn”t be accepted by the wider Australian public....Mr Mayor told CAAMA this is not what the Uluru Statement asked for !