ATSE and ACOLA response

Uluru Statement from the Heart

6 August 2021

Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Uluru Statement of the Heart: committing to a journey of change 

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) is proud to add its name to those endorsing the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), of which ATSE is a member, has today issued its response to the Statement, which recognises the need to do more to acknowledge and understand the deep knowledge held by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Along with Australia’s four other Learned Academies, ATSE commits to participating in the creation of a harmonised, national research culture that values diversity and removes structural inequity. 

We also commit to the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, knowledge systems and perspectives into all our work. 

ATSE is in the process of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan. 

“As a leader in the STEM sector, ATSE understands the significant role it has to play in reforming structures and assumptions that have often served to devalue the knowledge and aspirations of Indigenous people,” ATSE CEO Kylie Walker said. 

“We are making reconciliation, diversity and inclusion core business and strategic priorities.” 

ACOLA’s full response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart can be found on the ACOLA website

The Uluru Statement from the Heart

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ATSE is a member of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)