The Uluru Statement: Where the bloody hell are we?
with Thomas Mayor & Megan Davis / chaired by Clare Wright
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In May 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was released, a roadmap for Indigenous recognition in the Constitution that was the result of an unprecedented process of consultation by the Referendum Council, an organisation set up with bipartisan support. Despite hostility from the Federal Government, the Uluru Statement continues to garner strong support from Australians from all walks of life. Megan Davis and Thomas Mayor were integral to its development: they explain the process and the vital need for a Voice, Treaty and Truth.
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Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. Using the organising and negotiating skills he learned as a union official, he began campaigning for the rights of Indigenous peoples, becoming a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and embarking on an eighteen-month journey around the country to garner support for it. His book Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth continues that campaign.
Professor Megan Davis is an Aboriginal leader, activist, academic, writer and lawyer.
Professor Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author. Her book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and her most recent book is You Daughters of Freedom, about the Australian suffragette movement.