Recognising the need for change, the Institute asserts that the time has come to acknowledge the rights of Indigenous Australians within our constitution. We believe it is crucial to grant First Nations people a rightful voice in shaping policies and tackling challenges that directly impact their communities.
“By realising the vision outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, we can help build a fairer and more inclusive nation for everyone and ensure that no one is left behind.” Professor Marc Pellegrini, Executive Director, Centenary Institute.
The Voice has the potential to yield substantial benefits, not least, in helping address the health, education and well-being disparities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities when compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts.
At Centenary, we see it as a priority, that the unique health challenges faced by Indigenous communities are able to be addressed in our research activities and initiatives.
Serving as a catalyst for national unity, the Centenary Institute believes that the Voice can forge stronger connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures, ensuring a more equitable and harmonious nation for all Australians.