Voice, Treaty, Truth: The Uluru Statement From the Heart (Brisbane)

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The Grove (Level 32)

480 Queen Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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During the lead up to Reconciliation Week 2019, Kerry O'Brien will host a conversation between Noel Pearson, Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Avelina Tarrago, and Eddie Synot about The Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The Uluru Statement was delivered to the Australian people in May 2017 and now enjoys bi-partisan support from both major political parties. It was not delivered to politicians; it was delivered to the Australian people. You can read it by clicking on this link: [here]. But what do the Uluru Statement’s calls for Voice, Treaty, and Truth mean?

This event is a unique opportunity to hear from eminent members of the Queensland Indigenous community about how the Uluru Statement from the Heart could deliver reconciliation between Indigenous and other Australians. The evening will also feature a short film by Arrente filmmaker Rachel Perkins about calls for the empowerment of Indigenous peoples.



Noel Pearson is an Aboriginal Australian lawyer, academic, land rights activist and founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership.




Professor Bronwyn Fredericks is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at The University of Queensland, Professor Fredericks is responsible for leading the implementation of the Indigenous strategy and strengthening leadership within the University in relation to Indigenous Engagement, as well as building links with the community. She will also lead the implementation of UQ’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Professor Fredericks has over 30 years of experience working in and with the tertiary sector, State and Federal Governments, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisations.

Prior to joining UQ, Bronwyn was Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at Central Queensland University (CQU). She was also the Chairperson of CQU Academic Board and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement. She led CQU’s Reconciliation Action Plan process and the Office of Indigenous Engagement Change Proposal – initiatives which focused on realigning functions and activities to maximise resources provided for Indigenous education and support.

Bronwyn is a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and a member of the Beyond Blue National Research Advisory Committee. She was research lead in the health node of the Australian Research Council-funded National Indigenous Researchers and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) and a Board Member of the Central Queensland Regional Aboriginal and Islander Health Organisation (CQRAICCHO). Prof Fredericks has been a recipient of research awards and fellowships, including both Endeavour and NHMRC awards.

In 2016, Professor Fredericks was appointed as a Commissioner with the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) (one of only two appointments) to lead the Inquiry into service delivery in Queensland’s remote and discrete Indigenous communities. In 2019, she was again appointed as a Commissioner to work on the QPC’s Inquiry into Imprisonment and Recidivism in Queensland.




Avelina Tarrago is a Wangkamadla woman from central-west Queensland. She first entered the legal profession as an Indigenous cadet with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in 2002 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2009. She continued her working at the CDPP until 2015 where she commenced working in health regulation at the Office of the Health Ombudsman and in 2018 was Counsel Assisting the Coroner.




Eddie Synot is an Indigenous academic lawyer and researcher at Griffith University.Eddie also works in Indigenous higher education providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at Griffith University through the GUMURRII Student Support Unit. Eddie is currently completing his PhD with the Griffith Law School focusing on a critique of Indigenous recognition and the liberal rights discourse of Indigenous recognition. Eddie has also taught Indigenous Studies at Griffith University, teaching Reconstructing the Aboriginal Australian, Aboriginal Political Histories and Contemporary Aboriginal Issues.



This event is co-hosted by Uphold & Recognise and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. It would not be possible without the generous support of Allens lawyers.

This event will be photographed and recorded for media and marketing purposes.


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