On the fourth anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, advocates say if the Commonwealth “legislates an Indigenous Voice, our lives will not improve”.
As a 'Voice' that would allow Indigenous Australians to have a say in parliamentary and government decisions that affect them takes shape, it is vital it be enshrined in our Constitution.
There is a quiet process underway, aimed at achieving the recognition of the First Nations that has so far eluded Australia.
The 'voice to government' is to be legislated and separate from the question of symbolic constitutional recognition. This type of reform was resoundingly rejected by the Uluru statement.