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Yes23

Updated: Jul 4, 2023


Safer Communities acknowledges the vast diversity of First Nations countries on which we deliver our training. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of these nations - the elders past, present and the precious emerging elders.


In 2023 the Australian people have an opportunity to respond to The Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Uluṟu Statement of the Heart has been developed through collaboration and we acknowledge this process is a strong consensus view of the First Nations people of the Australian continent.


The gap between health outcomes for First Nations people and the rest of the Australian community trouble us greatly. It is a national shame, that we acknowledge has been substantially caused by past and ongoing failure to support self-determination. Intergenerational trauma remains as a potent factor in the prevalence of youth mental health issues. The ripple of this paradigm sees a status quo that is unacceptable.


Safer Communities proudly supports the Yes campaign in the 2023 Referendum on Recognition and Voice. We advocate for the full acknowledgment, acceptance and implementation of Voice, Truth and Treaty as this is the aspiration of First Nations People through the Uluru Statement.

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