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In 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was released during the Uluru First Nations Convention. In it, 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates made a powerful statement endorsing constitutional reform to enshrine an Indigenous voice in Australian Parliament and in the Australian Constitution, as well as the establishment of a Makaratta Commission to supervise the subsequent legislative change and ‘truth-telling’ that would enshrine a First Nations Voice in Australia’s Constitution. While the Uluru Statement from the Heart was a culmination of many years of grassroots campaigning and activism, there remains dissent over whether constitutional recognition could be as effective as a treaty.
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