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The Uluru statement is not Lego. The Greens can’t rearrange it to suit their ideals.

Bandt said the order of the reforms in the Uluru Statement should be changed from Voice, Treaty, Truth and retrofitted to the Greens’ preference of...
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Noel Pearson

Majority support Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Campaigners for a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice to parliament have been buoyed by polling indicating support for the concept is incre...
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New agreement won't deliver the change Indigenous Australians need

New agreement won’t deliver the change Indigenous Australians need

Most Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are frustrated with the annual parliamentary ritual of lamenting the la...
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‘Voice to parliament’ essential, indigenous leaders say

‘Voice to parliament’ essential, indigenous leaders say

A group of leading indigenous figures has warned that any constitutional change which does not include an enshrined “voice to parliament” will be ­...
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Megan Davis

After the protest, what comes next?

There is no denying the nationwide protests on Saturday, leveraging off Black Lives Matter and the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in ...
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Indigenous voices

We need new ways to listen to Indigenous voices

I’m getting placards made up. What do we want? Rigorous evaluation of real world outcomes of Indigenous policy interventions, based on robust quant...
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Extend national goodwill found in pandemic response to the Voice to Parliament - Danny Gilbert

Extend national goodwill found in pandemic response to the Voice to Parliament

If the coronavirus pandemic has revealed anything it is that entrenched ideologies cannot produce solutions. In deeply challenging times like these...
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‘Unifying moment’: Campaign aims to amplify Indigenous voice - Dean Parkin

‘Unifying moment’: Campaign aims to amplify Indigenous voice

A new campaign will seek to galvanise support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice to Parliament, with polling suggesting half the ...
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Indigenous voice ‘fundamental’ to reconciliation, says Linda Burney

Indigenous voice ‘fundamental’ to reconciliation, says Linda Burney

Twenty years after Linda Burney helped organise the iconic walk for reconciliation across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the federal Labor MP fears the...
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Our People From the Heart three years on

Three years on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Three years ago, Indigenous elders and community leaders gathered in the Northern Territory and signed the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The stat...
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Philanthropic support for indigenous ‘voice’

Philanthropic support for indigenous ‘voice’

One of Australia’s most prominent philanthropic families will fund scholarly work to underpin the constitutional reform called for in the Uluru Sta...
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Exactly what the Uluru Statement from the Heart is, and why it’s so important

Exactly what the Uluru Statement from the Heart is, and why it’s so important

As we reach another Australia Day/Invasion Day/Survival Day I reflect on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the very generous offer made by First ...
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No Time for the Meek

No Time for the Meek

It has been two years since the Referendum Council endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart, an open invitation from Aboriginal and Torres Strai...
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Constitutional reform ‘can be your great and enduring legacy’. Danny Gilbert, Co-Chair Cape York Partnership

The Torment of Powerlessness

It’s a great honour to be invited to speak here this evening. I’m going to talk about constitutional recognition and the enabling of a voice for In...
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Why two chief justices support the Voice to parliament, and why that matters

Why two chief justices support the Voice to parliament, and why that matters

On July 18, the former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, Murray Gleeson, delivered a powerful endorsement of the proposal for constitut...
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Voice of reason not beyond us

Voice of reason not beyond us

Australia’s national identity today encompasses many histories… Overshadowing all of those histories in its temporal sweep is that of Austral...
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Uluru plan could not be fairer

Uluru plan could not be fairer

Some of the warnings to Scott Morrison from Coalition MPs and right-of-centre commentators about indigenous constitutional recognition are wise. 
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Creating an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is achievable

Creating an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is achievable

Scrutinising the Australian Constitution with a view to identifying material that may offend current standards of political correctness is hardly a...
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Uluru voice means hard-headed changes

Uluru voice means hard-headed changes

The significance of the Morrison government’s commitment during NAIDOC Week to a referendum on a constitutionally enshrined Voice to the Parliament...
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Why an Indigenous Voice would not be ‘third chamber’ of Parliament

Why an Indigenous Voice would not be ‘third chamber’ of Parliament

At Uluru in 2017, Indigenous Australians made clear that the kind of constitutional recognition they wanted was a living and continuing recognition...
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My friends fear for the Uluru Statement under Morrison – but I don’t

My friends fear for the Uluru Statement under Morrison – but I don’t

On election night I was swapping messages with a good friend, a passionate, smart, generous advocate for Indigenous people who was now despondent. ...
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The Uluru Statement from the Heart – an idea whose time has come

The Uluru Statement from the Heart – an idea whose time has come

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Cape York’s Noel Pearson on the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Cape York’s Noel Pearson on the Uluru Statement from the Heart

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Indigenous leaders call for representative body and treaties process after Uluru convention

Indigenous leaders call for representative body and treaties process after Uluru convention

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