We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart  

6 June 2023  

We, the First Nations Finance Workers Committee, who have come together with support of fellow members and comrades across the finance sector, call upon our elected delegates to the first Finance Sector Union National Congress held on the un-ceded country of the Dja Dja Wurrung to:

Listen to, hear and take into your heart the message conveyed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart where delegates from First Nations and their representative organisations called for the establishment of a First Nations Voice, enshrined in the constitution.

In solidarity with and recognising of the proud history of Trade Unionists supporting First Nations peoples in Australia in their causes of social justice, lend the resources, capabilities and labour of our Union to support the Yes campaign for constitutional recognition.

Commit to support subsequent campaigns for the full implementation of the Uluru Statement including the Makarrata Commission to bring about truth-telling of our shared history and agreement-making between governments of Australia and First Nations on which this continent we share.


Congress response 

We, the inaugural National Congress of the Finance Sector Union, after listening to, hearing from, and taking to heart the call of the Uluru Statement from the Heart as voiced by our duly elected delegates and comrades from our First Nations Workers Committee, endorse in full the resolution put before us today on the un-ceded country of the Dja Dja Wurrung.

We commit to the ongoing support of our First Nations Workers Committee in their objective of increasing the active participation of First Nations people in our Union and the finance industry.