What is the Uluru Statement – and what does it mean?
After almost two years of work, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was issued to the Australian people in May 2017.
It was contentious at the time, and the debate is still going on. What does it mean now? Will it help Australia move forward to a better future for First Nations people?
Grab a cuppa and join the discussion at the next COTA NSW webinar.
COTA NSW President Joan Hughes will be joined for a discussion by fellow COTA NSW Director, Susan Moylan-Coombs and Thomas Mayor to discuss the Statement, and the ways forward for Australia.
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Susan Moylan-Coombs is a COTA NSW Director. Her ancestry is Gurindji Woolwonga from the Northern Territory. She has extensive experience working with First Nations communities nationally, with specific expertise in community consultation, empowerment and the facilitation of voice and storytelling.
Susan is part of the Stolen Generation and has lived experience of the trauma associated with removal, loss, dispossession, and disconnection. She has been a COTA NSW Director for the last 12 months, and she also contributes her time to several community committees in the Northern Sydney region.
Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander, a wharfie and the National Indigenous Officer for the Maritime Union of Australia. He has advocated tirelessly for the proposals in the Uluru Statement.
He is also the author of two best-selling books – Finding the Heart of the Nation – the journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth, and a children’s version, Finding Our Heart. The books tell his story, the story of the Uluru Statement and the remarkable people that he met on his campaigning journey.