On the evening of the first day of Reconciliation Week 2022, the Edmund Rice Centre, responding to the call BE BRAVE, MAKE CHANGE, commits to promoting a referendum on the #UluruStatement from the Heart. he Uluru Statement is vital as it represents a historic consensus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders in seeking to recognise First Australians through a Voice to Parliament enshrined in and protected by the Constitution.
It is a historic opportunity to reimagine our nation. It is our chance to come together to support real change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so they can take their rightful place in Australia.
The Uluru Statement is an invitation from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”. It is an invitation we cannot afford to ignore and a gift of peace we should gratefully accept.
The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education fully endorses the Joint Statement issued by diverse peak religious organisations today and agree that it is necessary, right and reasonable. There can be no more delay.