A Fair Go For First Australians


A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fair go for First Nations people, with a comprehensive plan to close the gap and build a more reconciled Australia.

Labor’s Plan

Labor will establish a Voice for First Nations People and seek the support of the Australian people for it to be enshrined in the constitution.

We believe that when Labor governments and First Nations people work together, we can achieve real change.

Labor will seek a new partnership with First Nations people to deliver positive change in the lives of Indigenous Australians, in the cities, regions and remote communities.

We recommit to the unfinished business of reconciliation, truth-telling and recognition.

We commit to redoubling our efforts to close the gap and achieve genuine equality for First Nations people, including the equal right to:

  • A great education and a good job.
  • Be healthy and happy.
  • Be safe in their home and their community.
  • Justice in the courts of the land.

And we also pledge ourselves to work with First Nations people to care for country and protect art and culture.

Labor’s plan for a Fair Go for First Nations People is available here.