Lidia Thorpe wants to shift course on Indigenous recognition. Here’s why we must respect the Uluru Statement
This article highlights why an established First Nations Voice to Parliament would be a practical way forward to guide further treaty-making processes.
The proposed constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament was rejected; treaty remains a dream, and the Australian people appear generally indifferent to historical introspection.
The Royal Australian Colege of General Practitioners (RACGP) is using this opportunity to reinforce its earlier position on the direction of the Closing the Gap Strategy, and to voice their support for continued leadership from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations.
When one reads the Uluru Statement of the Heart – and its call for a Voice to Parliament – it is important to recognise this is not a new fight. In fact, Aboriginal people began making demands for a political voice nearly a century ago.