Collective response to the Uluru Statement of the Heart

Uluru Statement campaign, Cairns Central Djabugay, Yirrganydji, Gimuy-walubarra Yidi Country

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from First Nations Australians. It asks all Australians to walk together to build a better future by establishing a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution, and the establishment of a Makarrata Commission for the purpose of treaty making and truth-telling.

For the past 8 years, Lendlease has publicly supported constitutional reform. In our last RAP we partnered with the Recognise campaign to raise awareness and start a national conversation about the need for constitutional reform, and in 2019, Lendlease was one of fourteen organisations that came together to respond to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Since then, Our current Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), titled County, Truth and our Shared Story 2020-2023, outlines the actions that Lendlease is taking to respond to the call for Voice, Treaty, Truth. It includes supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart across Lendlease managed shopping centres, and through advocacy across corporate Australia and collaborative activities in the communities where we operate.

As an industry and business, we have a unique opportunity to incorporate the wisdom of the First Nations Peoples in the places we develop, build and operate. As individuals, we can bring that wisdom and influence into our daily lives.

Collective response to the Uluru Statement of the Heart

“We represent 14 diverse organisations across a range of sectors (academia, aviation, construction, energy, engineering, insurance, legal, professional services, sport and resources).

Collectively we educate, employ and provide services to people across all of Australia. Together, we make this response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart: ‘Thank you for your invitation to walk with you in a movement of all Australian people for a better future.

We recognise the Uluru Statement from the Heart as an historic mandate to create a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.

We hear your call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and for a referendum to amend the Constitution accordingly.

We hear your call for a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truthtelling about our history.

In a spirit of reconciliation, we look forward to working with and supporting you, as a matter of national priority, to develop and enact specific proposals in relation to Voice, Treaty and Truth. We call upon our people, industry colleagues and fellow Australians to join us in this important national dialogue.”

Read the full Uluru Statement of the heart. 

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