Malcolm Turnbull

Indigenous perspective

Excerpts from the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

"After years of consultation we presented The Uluru Statement from The Heart  to the Federal Government. The statement rejects a tokenistic re-wording of the Constitution, instead requesting meaningful, actionable change — a voice to Parliament. Makarrata (or treaty) is the culmination of our agenda. It captures our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better future for our children based on justice and self-determination. Our children will flourish and their culture will be a gift to their country."

Prime Minister

"We, the government, refuse to entertain or consider the Uluru statement regarding constitutional change."