A message from Aunty Di Langham, Director of Reconciliation and Jenny Gillis, Director Strategy and Transformation.

We are devastated by the result of the referendum. It is a major disappointment to our communities.

We believe that Australia has lost a great opportunity to share the gift of our culture.

This is a familiar story historically for us. We pay respects to our Elders, Leaders and families for their courage and example.

The fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will continue.

We need time to heal, time to reassess, time to think and time to talk about our next steps.

As a Diocesan community, we need to support our First Nations employees, clients and people in our Diocese with love and care.

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council will be meeting this week (24th – 26th October).

We will be sharing our Australia-wide Diocesan experiences and reassessing who we are. We need to plan what we believe should be the Anglican Churches’ future directions.

We thank all those who supported the Yes vote.

Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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