Malcolm Turnbull
2015-2018

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."