The Front Project’s support for the Voice to Parliament statement
The Front Project recognises the significance of the Uluru Statement from the Heart in everything we commit to, now and in the future.
We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart which was issued at the 2017 First Nations National Constitutional Convention at Uluru and support the principle of the Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The Front Project supports a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament (the Voice). The Front Project believes that all children deserve to see themselves represented in all forms of leadership and established institutions in the right way that is culturally safe and responsive to all.
A First Nations Voice to Parliament is an important representation of self-determination for First Nations children. We are honoured to accept the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and commit to work and walk together with First Nations peoples and communities in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.
We reaffirm our full‐hearted support for:
- Amendment of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the Constitution;
- Establishment by legislation or letters patent of a Makarrata Commission to oversee a process of truth‐telling about our history as a path to reconciliation between First Nations and other Australians and to oversee the making of agreements between First Nations, Federal, State and Local governments.
Statement composed in consultation with Yorta Yorta woman Karen Milward of Karen Milward Consulting Services, a First Nations consulting organisation.