The Anglicare Australia Network has come together in Hobart to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
We thank First Nations people for their generous invitation to walk together towards a better future for all Australians.
The Uluru Statement offers a historic mandate to create a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.
The Anglicare Australia Network pledges our support to the three key elements outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
We hear and support the call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution to empower First Nations peoples.
We hear and support the call for a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement making between governments.
We hear and support the call for the Makarrata Commission to oversee a process of truth telling about our history.
We commit to supporting self-determination in the communities in which we work. In some cases, this means handing over aspects of our work to First Nations organisations.
In solidarity with First Nations Peoples, communities and organisations, we commit to advocating for the Australian Parliament to implement the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
We commit to educating and mobilising our supporters and partners on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and using our sphere of influence to encourage other organisations to join these efforts.
We commit to respecting the knowledge and expertise of First Nations peoples and centring First Nations voices in our work.
We join people and organisations across the country in accepting the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with First Nations people to make Australia a more inclusive place for everyone.
Statement issued by the Anglicare Australia Network with the First Nations Staff Network.