ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART EXPLAINED IN 30 SECONDS
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.
This sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the land, or ‘mother nature’, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born therefrom, remain attached thereto, and must one day return thither to be united with our ancestors. This link is the basis of the ownership of the soil, or better, of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown.
WHY THE VOICE MATTERS
A Voice to Parliament is a fair and practical way to deliver meaningful
constitutional recognition and reform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
A Voice to Parliament will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a say on the policies and laws that impact their lives.
A Voice to Parliament will ensure that Parliament and government is better and more appropriately informed in its approach to Indigenous affairs policy and law-making.
This will lead to better outcomes for Indigenous people and more efficient use of government funds.
STORIES FROM THE HEART
Read about our journey from the heart