Statement in response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Statement issued by The George Institute from Executive Director Vlado Perkovic in response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart:
“The George Institute supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the call for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a voice in Parliament.
We urge the Prime Minister to re-consider support for the Statement and put in place constitutional reforms that give First Nations people a say in the decisions that affect their lives.
This is fundamental to creating the socio-economic improvements needed to close the gap including in health and wellbeing.
It is only by listening and working constructively with First Nations people that we, as a nation, can bring about solutions needed for constructive change - to close the gap for good and create a healthy future for all Australians.”