Exchanging Ideas: First Nations Consensus in Constitutional Reform, Nation Building and Treaty Making Processes


Date and time: Saturday, 4 February 2023, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney (Admission is complimentary, however registrations are now closed)

In May 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Delegates from all points of the Southern Sky gathered in Mutitjulu in the shadow of Uluru and put their signatures on a historic statement. The Uluru Statement From The Heart addressed to the Australian people invited the nation to create a better future via the proposal of key reforms.

The Prime Minister has committed to holding a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in this term of parliament, and work is continuing in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about what will go forward to the Australian people. 

Join us for a conversation with the experts with this opportunity to share, explore and to contribute to the momentum of the voice treaty and agreement-making.

The Judicial Commission of NSW is partnering with the Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association to organise this one-day conference to facilitate communication between judicial officers, lawyers, and Aboriginal community members.

Speakers include:

  • The Honourable Robert French AC, Chancellor, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Megan Davis, Co-Chair of Uluru Dialogue, Pro-Vice Chancellor Indigenous at UNSW
  • Mr Thomas Mayor, Custodian Uluru Statement and author ‘From the Heart’
  • Mr Anthony McAvoy SC, Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owner, Former NT Treaty Commissioner, Barrister and native title law expert
  • Ms Teela May Reid, Uluru Dialogue Group, lawyer and human rights advocate

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