Our reconciliation statement

Life Without Barriers believes that reconciliation must live in the hearts and minds of all Australians. As a nation we need to work together to close the gap in life expectancy by improving the cultural, spiritual and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our commitment to raising awareness

Life Without Barriers also acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of the land and strongly believes in recognising, respecting and advancing the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

We also acknowledge the importance of family, cultural and community ties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. While we are working tirelessly in practical ways to bring about real change – advocating for children and young people, improved employment and education – we also want to change attitudes.

Our commitment to raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by hearing their voices and recognising their achievements and shared histories in our communities is ongoing, as we work towards making sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to the same opportunities as all Australians.

Uluru Statement from the Heart – Position Statement

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a national Indigenous consensus position on Indigenous constitutional recognition, developed from a constitutional convention of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates. The convention was held on the land of the Anangu people at Uluru in 2017.

The Statement calls for the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice’ to be codified and enshrined in the Australian Constitution. Life Without Barriers is proud to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We strongly believe this represents a powerful and unique opportunity for all Australians to come together in support of a better future. We thank the many and diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from around this country for the invitation to walk with you on the journey toward a fuller and more forthright expression of Australia’s nationhood.

Read our Uluru Statement from the Heart Position Statement

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