Uluru Statement from the Heart: Basic Truths

It was wonderful to receive a message from Sr Denise McKay recently describing the overwhelming sense of gratitude experienced by all those who attended the historic South Australian Voice to Parliament. They witnessed the Bill pass through both Houses of Parliament, with the Governor signing the Act into law “before our eyes”. In the hopes […]


Queensland Josephites Support Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Josephites in Queensland have been on a journey for a number of months. On Tuesday 14 February, we reached an important milestone. This journey has led us to a deeper understanding of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its significance for our Indigenous brothers and sisters. Previously, in order to show our support, […]


Concerning an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

This year, we will have a once in a generation opportunity to fundamentally change our story. Australians in 2023 are being given a chance to respond with a ‘yes’ in the referendum as to whether First Nations Peoples gain a voice in matters that overwhelmingly affect them. How can we be a true commonwealth, a […]


Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart

On 26 May 2022, we commemorate five years since the release of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and National Sorry Day. Additionally, from 27 May until 3 June, we commemorate National Reconciliation Week. Josephine Gabrynowicz, a member of and on behalf of the Josephite SA (South Australian) Reconciliation Circle, has provided a response to […]


Justice Now: The Peril and the Promise, Daring to Hope

Josephite Justice Network Gathering: 11-13 March 2022 At long last with Covid restrictions eased, we, the Josephite Justice Network, were able to meet face to face. Seventeen of us gathered at St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre, Kincumber, New South Wales and were aware of many others who were unable to join us.


Rejoicing in the changes we see, but longing for more

National Apology to the Stolen Generations – 13 February The shifts in attitude to our ‘National Day’ (26 January) were plain to see this year, as we watched the hugely diverse crowds in largely peaceful protest marches across the land (despite Covid) and listened to the reflections of Australians of all ages and nationalities. They […]