The National Trust of Australia (NSW) has become a supporter and signatory to the Uluru Statement. The Board of Directors of the National Trust (NSW) joins with other members of Australian Council of National Trusts to give public support to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The Australian Council of National Trusts comprises seven community-based, non-government, not-for-profit organisations. We are a member-based charity that represents the interests of 80,000 members across Australia. The National Trusts are Australia’s longest-standing and most respected voice on heritage protection and conservation.
The National Trusts of Australia mission, as Australia’s leading conservation and heritage organisation, is the protection, conservation and celebration of Australia’s natural, historic and indigenous cultural heritage.
The National Trusts give support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart – we support Constitutional recognition of Indigenous people through a representative body, or ‘Voice to Parliament’ that would guide Parliamentarians when making laws especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We support the establishment of a Makarrata Commission and the adoption of a Declaration of Recognition to unite all Australians.