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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.”