Alison Kitchen, Australian Chairman responds to Ken Wyatt’s pledge for Indigenous recognition

Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. AAP Image/Rohan Thomson

Yesterday, in a speech to the National Press Club, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt committed to, “… develop and bring forward a consensus option for constitutional recognition to be put to a referendum during the current parliamentary term. I have commenced the process of engaging and seeking the counsel of Indigenous leaders”.

Our National Chairman, Alison Kitchen responds.

“Minister Ken Wyatt’s proposal for constitutional change to include Indigenous Australians in our founding document is a critical step for our Nation’s identity. Australia has been working to repair the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for some time now which is why we must approach this with urgency and renewed commitment.

Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians is not just a symbolic act of reconciliation, it’s a practical action resulting in a path where we can walk together, make decisions together and deliver solutions together.

KPMG pledges our ongoing advocacy with our people, our clients, and the business community to enable constitutional change.”

Watch our commitment to the Uluru Statement of the Heart.

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