14 March 2023
Deloitte strongly supports the spirit and intent of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and will work to uphold its message of reconciliation as we move towards the referendum on The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
We believe that Australia’s First Nations people should be formally recognised in our national Constitution and as a nation we should fully accept and embrace our rich and ancient Indigenous history.
Deloitte is supportive of enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Constitution.
We recognise though, that everyone is entitled to form their own view on the specific referendum proposal, and we respect that right.
As a firm, we believe our primary responsibility is to encourage and support our people to make an informed referendum decision. Our commitment is to provide opportunities for our people to deepen their understanding of the relevant issues and the context, perspectives, and culture of Australia's First Nations people.
There are, and will be, different views on the proposed changes to the Australian Constitution and we acknowledge this will be a difficult time for some people. As a firm we will be respectful, thoughtful, and supportive of those impacted.
It is important to remember that at the end of the day there is more that unites us than divides us.
We will continue to affirm the spirit and intent of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, no matter the outcome of the referendum.