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Albo’s first 44 words committed Australia to the Uluru Statement

3 September 2023

5:00 AM

3 September 2023

5:00 AM

Within the first 44 words uttered by the new Prime Minister of Australia on May 21 last year, Anthony Albanese had committed his party to adopting a document – in full – that he had never read.

The first 25 words were an acknowledgement of traditional owners. The next 19 words were: ‘And on behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I commit to the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full.’

The Labor faithful at the RSL club went wild.

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