‘No’ pamphlet is cooked, a recipe for more of the same
Professor Megan Davis and Aunty Pat Anderson AO signing the Uluru Statement from the Heart painting in 2017. (Image credit: The Uluru Dialogue)
With the release of the official Voice information pamphlets ahead of the Constitutional Referendum later this year, The Uluru Dialogue Co-Chairs Professor Megan Davis and Pat Anderson AO have responded with the following statement.
"Sadly, the NO Pamphlet trots out the same tired and misleading arguments of a campaign determined to maintain a failed status quo that has always sold Australians short.
“The NO case is a case for reliance on Canberra. It is about no ideas, no solutions, no hope, no courage, no heart.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart was issued to the Australian people in 2017. Image credit: Ben Fry / The Uluru Dialogue
“The NO pamphlet has used taxpayers' money to distribute misleading information aimed at holding our people back, all Australians in fact.
“The First Nations Voice arose from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as a practical solution to the problems our community confronts. This is why the Voice is supported by 83 per cent of our people, who know keenly the things that can work if there's the political good sense and will to back properly informed solutions. That is, not throwing good money after bad - this would be the very best investment of taxpayers’ dollars.
“The design principles released months ago explain clearly on what basis the Voice will work and how it will be a way of holding Canberra and the bureaucracy to account.
“The NO campaign has chosen to ignore this helpful detail in pursuit of their destructive agenda.
“This referendum is the opportunity for national unity; the only people seeking to divide us is the NO campaign with their cynical, misleading and divisive campaign.
“The Uluru Statement from the Heart is aimed at hearts full of courage and optimism.”
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