Statement of Unity
Solidarity, Together We Rise
We are millions of people of different cultures, faiths, experiences and ideas, but we have one thing in common – we share our future.
We acknowledge that we live, work and play on the unceded lands of First Nations. We pay respect to Elders past and present and work toward reconciliation with, and self-determination for, the First Peoples of this country. We recognise that true unity will not exist until the truth of our history is told, First Peoples’ voices are heard, and they realise equality of opportunity and justice.
We celebrate the diversity of our communities and the valuable contributions of people of all backgrounds.
We champion our neighbours’ rights to safety and prosperity.
We believe that vilification and alienation are harmful to peace and social harmony.
We choose unity and solidarity over the politics of fear and division.
We value leadership that contributes generosity, compassion and respect to the national conversation and character.
We commit to stand against injustice, prejudice, bigotry, racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and Islamophobia.
We support building communities that are a tangible, visible expression of the kind of Australia we want to be – warm, welcoming, fair – a place where all people can contribute and thrive.
No matter our differences, we all need a place where we can belong.
This National Unity Week, we commit to working together towards a better future for all of us.