Folk supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the proposed establishment of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament (Voice), alongside truth-telling and treaty processes, as the three pillars of the Statement. Voice – Treaty – Truth.
The human-centred design work we do is all about bringing the voice of people into the design and creative process – helping them shape products and services that better meet their needs. We believe it’s important the diverse voices and cultures that shape our communities and society in Australia are valued and respected.
For too long Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been denied a seat at the table on decisions that affect their daily lives. Ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a right to participation in decision making that affects them is fundamental to achieving better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The reforms proposed in the Uluru Statement will require future federal governments to listen to the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when making decisions that relate to them. This doesn’t take away from the responsibilities of government. Instead, it’ll help create a shared understanding, vision and partnership to the important issues facing our Indigenous communities, and will enhance the quality and impact of actions by government.
In this way, all Australians will benefit from the Voice.