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The Heart Foundation supports the voice to Parliament

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The Heart Foundation supports the voice to Parliament

The Heart Foundation supports the Uluru Statement From The Heart and a ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Voice to Parliament.

At its meeting on March 26, 2023, the Board of the National Heart Foundation agreed with a management proposal to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Voice to Parliament.

The Heart Foundation’s view is principally informed by evidence and data on current inequities in heart health outcomes for First Nations peoples in Australia. 

We note the broad consensus from First Nations communities and leadership on this matter, and the abundant evidence that health outcomes are significantly impacted by the social, economic, and cultural determinants.

We believe The Voice has the potential to address these inequities, particularly by informing the development of relevant policies and services for First Nations peoples.

We acknowledge all Australians, including staff, supporters, and stakeholders of the Heart Foundation, are entitled to engage in respectful expression of diverse views. The Heart Foundation aims to provide an environment in which discussion can take place with good will and in good faith. In this spirit, we appreciate members of the Heart Foundation community may choose to vote ‘no’ in the referendum, and we respect that diversity of view.

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Last updated03 April 2023