Media release: Peak body commits to Uluru Statement from the Heart06/12/2022 - 13:38
Education and care peak body, Community Child Care Association (CCC) has committed to supporting a First Nations voice to parliament.
Following a recent board meeting and consultation from key stakeholders, CCC unanimously decided to support the Uluru Statement.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for the establishment of a First Nations voice to parliament enshrined in the Constitution and the establishment of a Makarrata Commission for the purpose of treaty-making and truth-telling.
CCC Executive Director Julie Price shared “supporting a First Nations voice to parliament was an easy choice for CCC.”
Julie continued “Our mission is to lead, support and advocate for accessible high-quality opportunities for children and families. We believe a First Nations voice to parliament would mean better outcomes for First Nations children and families and are committed to doing all we can to help make this possible.”
CCC Chairperson Linda Davison said “We have great ambitions for our sector, and supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart not only aligns with our commitment to inclusion for all children, but also means a more equitable society.”
Linda continued “We are proud of our commitment to supporting First Nations people, which is embedded in CCC’s culture. Our team regularly engage in learning and training about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart is just an extension of that.”
In the lead-up to the referendum, CCC will look to play a role in educating the sector and share resources to help education and care services to understand what a First Nations voice to parliament might mean for them.
To learn more about CCC’s reconciliation work, please visit https://www.cccinc.org.au/reconciliation-action-plan