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Unpacking the Statement from the Heart

23/09/2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ is only the start. Wiradjuri priest, writer and artist Glenn Loughrey has looked deeply at the Uluru Statement from the Heart and finds in it powerful potential for restorative justice in Australia – and more. In this session he will be in conversation with Emma Yates, a lawyer and mediator with a keen interest in restorative principles and practice.

Glen Loughrey

Glenn is a Wiradjuri man. He is a leader at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra and the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne’s Educator and Advocate for the Voice. He is the chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council, the vicar of St Oswald’s in Glen Iris and artist in residence at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne. Glenn is  the author of three books and is the author of Unpacking the Statement from the Heart A Personal Perspective from a Wiradjuri Man, a paper written under the banner of the Crawford School of Public Policy. The views expressed in this perspective belong to Glenn alone are the fruit of deep reflection. It is vital that we listen and appreciate the different perspectives of First Nations people, and understand the question confronting us as Australians.

Emma Yates

Emma Yates is a non-Indigenous Australian, a mediator with a keen interest in restorative justice, a recent Master of Peace and Conflict Studies graduate, and passionate about relational peacebuilding. Emma first heard from Uncle Glenn Loughrey during the Initiatives of Change ‘Turruk’ program in 2021. She was deeply challenged by his call to non-Indigenous Australians to first acknowledge and reconcile inside ourselves our own place in colonisation, before talking about (re)conciliation, and feels privileged to engage in this conversation with Uncle Glenn.


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




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