Labor is the only political party that is 100% committed to adopting the Uluru Statement of the Heart in full.
Labor acknowledges the profound impact colonisation and racism has on First Nations people. We recognise that First Nations people experience particular unacceptable disadvantage as a consequence of injustice both historical and continuing, compared to other Australians. A Labor Government will renew our commitment to Reconciliation and achieve better outcomes for First Nations people.
A Labor Government will:
- Embrace the three elements of the Uluru Statement - Voice, Treaty, Truth.
- Work towards Closing the Gap.
- Abolish the punitive Community Development Program.
- Turn the tide on incarceration and deaths in custody through a justice reinvention program.
- Improve housing in remote Indigenous communities.
- Preserve our land and waters.
- Strengthen First Nations economic and job opportunities.
Last August, the Prime Minister delivered the latest Closing the Gap update. Sadly, and unsurprisingly, the data shows that the disparity and disadvantage persist. For eight long years, the Government has shunted its responsibility for progress on Closing the Gap to states and territories; on future parliaments and future generations.
You can read Anthony Albanese and Labor’s commitment to First Nations people here.