Picture of First Nations artwork in Melbourne city

Giving First Nations people a voice

We believe that inclusion and reconciliation are essential.

Marty Drill

By Marty Drill, 1 June 20231 minute read

We believe that Australia’s First Nations people should be formally recognised in our national Constitution and as a nation we should fully accept and embrace our rich and ancient Indigenous history.

Luminary is supportive of enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Constitution.  

Referendums in Australia are notoriously difficult to pass. We generally don’t like change or we find it hard to have an opinion on something that we don’t feel we are informed enough about. 

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is endorsed by Australia’s First Nations people. They seek a Voice to Parliament and we support what they have said that they need. 

"We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country. Makarrata (treaty) is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better future for our children based on justice and self-determination."
- Uluru Statement from the Heart

As a B Corp, we believe that business has an obligation to improve our society for all. We know there are different views on the proposed changes to the Australian Constitution and we acknowledge this will be a difficult time for some people.  We respect everyone’s right to their opinions and we are supportive of them being able to express their views. 

We believe we must  deepen our understanding of the relevant issues and the context, perspectives, and culture of Australia's First Nations people.  

We will continue to affirm the spirit and intent of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, no matter the outcome of the referendum.

We stand for a united Australia that recognises the oldest living culture in the world. 

Picture of the Uluru Statement of the Heart

In May 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Delegates from all points of the Southern Sky gathered in Mutitjulu in the shadow of Uluru and put their signatures on a historic statement, The Uluru Statement of the Heart.

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