The Voice

The Uluru Statement From The Heart A Constitutionally-Enshrined First Nations Voice To Parliament

“Let no one say the past is dead. The past is all about us and within”

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Why it matters to Jewish Australians

Many of us in the Australian Jewish community are not descended from those who participated in the colonisation of the country we now call Australia. For many of us it was not our ancestors who dispossessed the First Peoples of this land, perpetrated massacres, rapes, slave labour, separated children from family. Many of our ancestors were struggling in Europe where a background of antisemitism finally led to the Shoah.

However, Australian Jewry along with all Australians benefit from this nation’s colonisation. No matter where we live in Australia, whether we live in Bondi or Caulfield, Menora, Adelaide or West Brisbane we are living on stolen Aboriginal land.

The AJDS has prepared a detailed background statement as a PDF to read online or download. Here is is below. And you can download the poster too.