Our Response to the Referendum

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Looking down onto Contos Beach
Image: Akira Monaghan

Last week we paused – supporting the silence of First Nations people – and we walked. Our office took to the Cape to Cape on Wadandi Country; it helped, but the profound sadness returned as soon as we came home.⁠

We are still grappling with what to do next. We have read Marcia Langton’s powerful words in the Saturday Paper and are contemplating our place in the reconciliation movement. We wholeheartedly agree with Mary Crooks AO when she writes:⁠

‘Our nation needs to face some uncomfortable and ugly truths as to who we are when it comes to matters of Indigenous justice, entrenched racism and political and public discourse.’⁠ ⁠

We have read the open letter, ‘A Statement for Our People and Country’ and are in support of its 12 salient points. We commit to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their pursuit of justice and rights. This is our focus and the only way forward.⁠

Our hearts are with our remote First Nations clients and friends who overwhelmingly voted Yes.

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