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By Rejecting the Uluru Statement, Australia Recommits to Colonial Rule

I was invited to comment on the Australian government’s rejection of the Uluru Statement of the Heart by the ABC Religion and Ethics website. This is my conclusion.

Until we all start to work actively to decolonize Australia – that is, to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by vacating space for them to determine their own futures and define the shape of their own governance – true coexistence based on mutual respect will be a long time in the making.

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Alana Lentin