Uphold & Recognise

We are hiring!

25 October 2017

Uphold & Recognise are currently looking for a full-time policy officer. If you are interested in applying for this role, more information can be found here: https://goo.gl/EqygCx

Our Annual Report is Now Available

1 March 2017

We are pleased to announce that our inaugural Annual Report is now available. The Report details the history and accomplishments of Uphold & Recognise. Download and read it here (size: 29 MB).

Uphold & Recognise Welcomes Sean Gordon

16 February 2017

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Sean Gordon has recently been appointed to the position of Chairperson of Uphold & Recognise.

Sean is the CEO of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council and Chairperson of the Empowered Communities Leadership Group. He brings a wealth of experience in Indigenous leadership and corporate governance to our team. Sean has supported the work of Darkinjung in Aboriginal Economic Development, helping to shift dependency away from Government through strategic Asset Management, Sustainable Development, Good Governance and Informed Decision Making.

We welcome his appointment as a prominent Indigenous leader, and look forward to the valuable contribution he will make to the discussion surrounding the recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.

Kevin Bell Reviews The Forgotten People in the ABR

8 November 2016

Julian Leeser MP Delivers Maiden Speech to Parliament

14 September 2016

Julian Leeser is a founding member of Uphold & Recognise, along with Damien Freeman. Having recently been elected to the seat of Berowra, Mr Leeser delivered his maiden speech to Parliament. Speaking of constitutional recognition, he said:

In more recent times, I have worked with Indigenous leaders and constitutional conservatives to find a constitutional way to make better policy about, and due recognition of Indigenous Australians, while avoiding the downsides of inserting symbolic language into a technical document, which requires interpretation by judges.