STAND WITH AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLES!
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are calling for government to hear their voices and give them a say over the decisions that affect their lives. It’s time for the Australian Government to listen and act.
Our government is failing our First People, condemning them to stark inequality and entrenched disadvantage.
All Australians deserve an equal life expectancy. But, today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People still have a life expectancy 10-17 years less than other Australians and have among the highest rates of youth suicide in the world.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are resilient and resourceful. No one knows their communities better than they do themselves.
Our political leaders must recognise the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They must respond to the demands as set out in the Redfern and Uluru Statements, and put the knowledge and views of our First Peoples at the heart of their decision making.
I support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people! It's time to:
1. Listen and act on the knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
2. Work with and resource Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to address the challenges faced by Indigenous communities
3. Fully fund a national representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples that can speak out and lead the charge for positive change