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The three key components of the Uluru Statement from the Heart:
The Painting, the People and the Statement.
Learn more about the three components on From the Heart's interactive feature.
Victorian Mayors that have signed the Mayors for the Voice to Parliament Public Statement:
Pictured (Left to Right): Emily Holn, Uncle Glenn Loughrey, Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Uncle Shane Charles, Thomas Mayor, Margaret Hepworth (IofC).
Reconciliation Victoria recently took part in the First Nations Voice in the Constitution - Steps to the Referendum forum run by international NGO, Initiatives of Change , on Tuesday 10 January 2023.
Keynote speakers included Reconciliation Victoria’s Co-Chair, Uncle Shane Charles, Uncle Glenn Loughrey, and Thomas Mayor from the national campaign group From the Heart.
The forum provided attendees with a high-level briefing on steps and strategies to take to achieve a YES vote in the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum.
Reconciliation Victoria is inspired by what we learnt at the forum and grateful to have more details and strategies to prepare for the referendum.
Reconciliation Australia has released the 2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB), a biennial national research survey which looks at the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider population, and how perceptions affect progress towards reconciliation.
When it comes to the key proposals for a First Nations Voice to Parliament, Australians widely believe the reforms are important, including 60% in the general community who think giving First Nations people a say is very important. However, itis notable that sentiments have softened regarding a Voice and Truth-telling, since 2020.
The vast majority also think it’s important for Constitutional changes to establish a First Nations representative Body and toprotect that Body. And, most Australians (69%) believe such reconciliation efforts are the responsibility of all Australians. (page 2)
Read the report here.
Uluru Statement From the Heart | National Indigenous Australians Agency
Indigenous Voice Co-design Process: Final Report | National Indigenous Australians Agency
Referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice | National Indigenous Australians Agency
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese commitment to Uluru Statement from the Heart | ABC News, May 2022
Supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart | IoFC Australia