Last month, just in time for NAIDOC week, the Fremantle Council voted unanimously to formally support the “Uluru Statement from the Heart”.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart represents the largest ever consensus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on a proposal for substantive recognition. However, it was immediately rejected by Prime Minister Turnbull.
Thankfully, a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Uluru Statement was subsequently established, co-chaired by Senator Pat Dodson and MP Julian Leeser, submissions are currently open and it will produce an interim report by 30 July.
The Council also requested that a submission supporting the Uluru Statement be made on behalf of the Council to the Inquiry. Continue reading