This Reconciliation Week, Sir David Martin Foundation stands united in solidarity and reverence for the First Nations peoples of our land. As an organisation with a Vision of safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians, we recognise the significance of honouring the rich history, culture, and resilience of Indigenous communities, and we are committed to advocating for meaningful reconciliation.
We accept the invitation issued in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for a better future and we support a First Nations Voice to Parliament with constitutional recognition.
We proudly lend our support to the Yes campaign for the Voice to Parliament, a critical stride towards empowering First Nations voices and fostering a more equitable future for all Australians. We understand the transformative potential of a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice, which provides a platform for self-determination, decision-making, and shared responsibility.
Reconciliation is not a singular event but an ongoing journey, and this week serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing efforts required to forge stronger connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. By endorsing the Voice to Parliament, we strive to amplify Indigenous voices, facilitate genuine engagement, and cultivate a society where every Australian is heard and valued.
Together, we can walk the path of healing, understanding, and unity, as we shape a brighter future founded on principles of justice, equality, and mutual respect.