RAA Board, Executive supports Uluru Statement

17 March, 2023

The RAA Board and Executive team supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart as an important step in Australia’s pathway to reconciliation.

Developed at Uluru in 2017 by 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Statement calls for recognition of Indigenous people in Australian history and our Constitution, as well as greater alignment and synergy between all Australians.

RAA President and Chair Peter Siebels said RAA’s Board and Executive team was proud to Support the Uluru Statement and its key reforms of Voice, Treaty and Truth.

“We acknowledge and celebrate Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander foundations and culture,” he said.

“As individuals and an organisation, we are grateful to live, work and play on what was, is and always will be Aboriginal land.

“We support the Uluru Statement and reforms and its calls for truth-telling about our history, better alignment between Governments and First Nations peoples, and the empowerment of First Nations peoples to make decisions on matters that impact their communities, peoples and future.”

RAA Chief Executive Nick Reade said RAA had a responsibility to help drive social change, as part of its commitment to making a positive impact for its nearly 800,000 members and broader community.  

“As the State’s largest member-based organisation, we want to create a better future for all members of our community,” he said.

“Our Reconciliation Action Plan guides us in this space and is an immense source of pride for the Board, our leadership, and our people.

“We acknowledge that there is still a long way to go in reconciliation in Australia, and RAA is committed to playing its part.”

You can read the RAA Board and Executive’s statement of support on our RAP page here, or the Uluru Statement from the Heart here.