This Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart – a call for constitutional reform made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The statement calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution – a call that AustralianSuper supports. Today, we’ve shown our commitment to this change by signing a letter of support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, along with leaders from a range of major businesses including Goldman Sachs, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Sunsuper.
Supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart is part of AustralianSuper’s ongoing advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The chief executives and chairmen’s open letter in support of Statement reads:
Thank you for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
We recognise the Uluru Statement as a historic mandate for substantive constitutional change and structural reform.
We hear and support your call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and for a referendum to achieve this as a national priority.
We hear and support your call for a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations, and truth-telling about our history.
We share your vision that these reforms will empower your people to take a rightful place in your own country.
In embracing this vision, we look forward to achieving a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood. We accept your profoundly generous invitation with open hearts.
We encourage others to join us as we walk side-by-side with you in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.