The Society of St Vincent de Paul NSW accepts the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation and is proud to support its calls for National Voice to Parliament.

Why The Society supports the Uluru Statement, is the third in a series of resources to support our networks learn more about the Uluru Statement and its calls for Voice, Treaty, Truth. It is part of our commitment to reconciliation and upholding the rights of First Nations people. Read our fact sheet here or learn more at ulurustatement.org/the-statement/.

WHY THE SOCIETY SUPPORTS THE ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART

  • The Society supports the Uluru Statement and a Voice to Parliament as part of our mission to shape a more just and compassionate society.
  • By supporting the Uluru Statement we are supporting First Nations peoples who have suffered greatly as a result of colonisation.
  • Colonisation resulted in violence, dispossession, and poverty. It led to discrimination, exclusion and trauma. These devastating effects continue to be experienced by First Nations peoples today.
  • First Nations people comprise around one-fifth of the people that The Society works with and assists. By supporting the Uluru Statement and a Voice, we will reduce poverty and injustice experienced by First Nations people.
  • Establishing a Voice to Parliament will give First Nations peoples a direct say over laws and policies that impact them. This will produce better outcomes in areas like health, education and employment.
  • A First Nations Voice to Parliament is consistent with the Society’s vision to encourage people to take control of their own destiny.
  • The Catholic Church in Australia officially endorsed the Uluru Statement in July 2022.
  • The Society has accepted the invitation of First Nations leaders and delegates to walk alongside First Nations people for a better future.
  • We invite you to join us in a movement of the Australian people, based on our values of compassion, understanding and respect.

Read our fact sheet on Why the Society supports the Uluru Statement here.