In 2019, Bank Australia joined a growing number of organisations calling for the full realisation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
In 2023, we have a generational opportunity to begin making this a reality.
That’s why we’re proud to support the “Yes” campaign in the upcoming federal referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament in our Constitution.
First Nations people have asked to be recognised through something very practical and simple: a Voice to Parliament, which means having a say in matters that affect their lives and communities.
‘‘As a values-based bank, we are committed to advancing reconciliation and working with First Nations communities and organisations. We see the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the path towards realising a Voice to Parliament, as important steps in the ongoing journey towards First Nations justice and self-determination.
Our contribution to the Yes campaign via Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition (AICR) is part of a broader collective effort across Australia to ensure that the campaign has the tools and resources to undertake meaningful outreach, engagement and awareness building in advance of the federal referendum.
We recognise and respect that there are a diversity of perspectives around the upcoming referendum. We’ll be providing resources for both our staff and customers to learn more about the Uluru Statement from The Heart and the pillars of Voice, Treaty and Truth so they are empowered with knowledge ahead of the federal referendum.’’ – Damien Walsh, Managing Director
- Voice to Parliament: Online Learning Resource – (Uluru Dialogue/From the Heart)
- The Voice – Australian Government
- The Voice to Parliament Handbook: All the Detail You Need – Thomas Mayo and Kerry O'Brien
- Everything you need to know about the Indigenous Voice Referendum – ABC News
- What is the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, how would it work, and what happens next? – The Guardian