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Statement Uluru

Tony Smith
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© Tony Smith 2019

Australian governments ask Indigenous people to tell them how to address the issues caused by dispossession. Patiently, Indigenous Australians consult widely and then make specific suggestions. Inevitably governments procrastinate and fail to act on these proposals. The latest of these the Statement from the Heart, delivered at Uluru, which emphasised the need for a Treaty, Truth and a Voice, is suffering the same fate as previous reports.
There came a statement from the heart
It was made at Uluru
There came a statement from the heart
It speaks to me and you

It speaks to me and you
Of Treaty, Truth and Voice
It speaks to me and you
We now have the choice

We now have the choice
To build a land that’s fair
We now have the choice
To show the world we care

To show that we care
To live justly in this land
To show that we care
Enough to lend a hand

Enough to lend a hand
To heal the country’s ills
Enough to lend a hand
We need to show our will

The rock is at the country’s heart
A symbol one and strong
Now is the time to act
We need to right the wrong

There is a statement from the heart
It was made at Uluru
There is a statement from the heart
Let it live in me and you
Let it live in me and you

Contributed by Tony Smith - 2019/11/8 - 04:26



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