22 March 2019: Today Clayton Utz joined forces with 17 Australian law firms to deliver an official response supporting The Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Clayton Utz is pleased to join with our colleagues at Allens, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Dentons, DLA Piper, Gilbert + Tobin, Herbert Smith Freehills, Holding Redlich, Jackson McDonald, King & Wood Mallesons, Lander & Rogers, Minter Ellison, Norton Rose Fulbright and Russell Kennedy.
Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler said Clayton Utz had a proud history of supporting diversity and inclusion and continued to be a strong advocates for First Australians in a range of ways including through the firm's Pro Bono work, Community Connect program and Reconciliation Action Plan.
Our response to the Uluru Statement of the Heart is as follows:
To the First Nations of Australia:
Thank you for your Statement from the Heart, an invitation to Australia and the Australian people.
Thank you for your invitation to walk with you in a movement of all Australian people for a better future.
We recognise the Statement as an historic mandate to create a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.
We hear and support your call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and for a referendum as a national priority.
We look forward to working with and supporting you, governments and all Australia to take this next step towards reconciliation.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a national Indigenous consensus position on Indigenous constitutional reform. It was drafted at the May 2017 constitutional convention of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates and was the culmination of a year-long national consultation.
To view the Uluru Statement of the Heart, click here.
Clayton Utz launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan in 2010. Our current RAP is available here.