The University of Divinity is proud to lend its support to the “Yes” campaign for the referendum to be held later this year on amending the Australian Constitution to create a Voice to Parliament. The University supports a comprehensive, national response to the invitation of the Uluru Statement From the Heart, including the call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution, and for a Makarrata Commission.
On 23 February 2023 the Allies for Uluru Coalition was launched, bringing together over 180 organisations including the University of Divinity and led by the Fred Hollows Foundation, ANTAR, Oxfam Australia, and ACOSS. The University’s contribution to Allies for Uluru is led by Des Rogers, First Nations Alliance Director in the School of Indigenous Studies.
As the referendum process begins, we celebrate the leadership of the University’s School of Indigenous Studies, recognising that “sovereignty is a spiritual notion” and our national need to deepen our spiritual understanding.
We stand together with the many First Nations people on the path to a successful Referendum and beyond.