The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

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.”