Indigenous Filmmaker, Rachel Perkins (2nd from right), holds the signed joint resolution surrounded by the signatories representing Australia’s peak religious organisations (photo on Macquarie Law School News page).
The inaugural event of the Radical Centre Reform Lab celebrated an unprecedented coalition of peak religious organisations last week, who gathered in support of the Uluru Statement to call for bipartisan action to hold a referendum on a First Nations voice.
Representatives of the major religious groups of Australia joined with highly acclaimed Australian filmmaker Rachel Perkins in Sydney on 27 May 2022, as part of a live televised celebration to launch a Joint Resolution in support of a constitutionally guaranteed First Nations voice.
The event was organised by the Radical Centre Reform Lab at Macquarie Law School, in partnership with Cape York Institute and Uphold & Recognise, and was covered widely in the media. It was on the front page of the Australian and covered by the ABC, SBS and Sky news. Rachel Perkins gave interviews on ABC and Sky. Dr Shireen Morris, Director of the Reform Lab, was interviewed on ABC Religion & Ethics, while several of the Reform Lab interns – including Macquarie Law School students Grace Slatyer and Maya Buhrich – have published opinion pieces in support of the cause.
The Reform Lab is directed by constitutional lawyer, Dr Shireen Morris, and was established with generous support of Foundation Donors, Henry and Marcia Pinskier.