In 2023, Australians will vote in a referendum to change the country’s constitution. Our organisation takes a strong and unambiguous stance: Australia needs recognition of our First Nations people through a Voice to Parliament enshrined in our constitution.
In the coming months, we look forward to bringing you further updates on what our organisation is doing in Australia’s Jewish community to support and promote the YES campaign.But in the interim, read some of the many thought leadership pieces that our writers have contributed on First Nations people, supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Yes Campaign.
As a people intimate with powerlessness, endurance and the lure of ancestral land, Jews should respond with energy and empathy, writes RALPH GENENDE.
Australia is headed to a referendum and Indigenous Australians are expecting active support from the Jewish community.
Useful suggestions for non-Indigenous Australians on showing respect and support for Indigenous Australians
THOMAS MAYOR: Australians have failed to achieve reconciliation because we are missing that final ingredient toward a settlement; we are missing a voice for those who Australia must settle with – First Nations people remain politically voiceless.
Mark Leibler was there when the Uluru Statement was declared. Now he thinks he will be here when it becomes law.
MICHAEL VISONTAY: A visit to the red centre can ignite the spark that helps a child or bystander find the voice of an advocate.
Melissa Castan discusses her father Ron Castan’s legacy, who spearheaded Mabo’s courageous bid for land rights.
SIDRA KRANZ MOSHINKSY recalls “I have no other country” as she visits remote Indigenous homelands in the Northern Territory
A new book explores faith perspectives on the Uluru Statement from the Heart. RABBI DAVID SAPERSTEIN highlights major Jewish themes.
Local jeweller partners with Indigenous designer to create a special pin as a symbol of support for the Uluru Statement.
Aboriginal leaders recognise the long history of Jewish support but know there is much more to do, writes PAULA TOWERS
Indigenous community leader Thomas Mayor told a packed house at Emanuel Synagogue how the aspirations of First People and Jews have much in common, writes PAULA TOWERS
Learn more about Australian Jewish support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and why it matters.
Hear the Uluru Statement from the Heart in Hebrew