Our First Nations People
We are proud and honoured to acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country.
We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.
We also support reform that is needed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples greater say in, and authority over, decisions that affect them. Australia is in breach of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, namely in respect of their right to self-determination. Article 3 of the Declaration recognises that before any new laws or policies affecting Indigenous peoples are adopted, States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions to obtain their free, prior, and informed consent. Our parliamentary system does not provide for this, and it should be enshrined. That is why we support the Uluru Statement From the Heart.