Thomas Mayor Talks Books and Constitutional Reform

Union official, activist, author...and disruptor...Thomas Mayor speaks to Charles Pakana about his books and hopes for constitutional reform.
Written by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 28 May 2020

For several years, union official and constitutional reform advocate Thomas Mayor has been at the forefront of promoting calls for government action on the recommendations made in the Uluru Statement From The Heart.

In this interview with Connection Matters Radio’s Charles Pakana, Thomas talks about his first book, Finding The Heart of The Nation, and his new book written specifically for children, Finding Our Heart, a story about the Uluru Statement for young Australians.

In commenting on the reason that led him to write the new book, Thomas said: “It’s a great way to not only teach children through a book about the Uluru Statement that [they] can  can understand, but it goes further than that. It goes on to teach the adults that like to read to them.”

The book is being released on the 1st of June and published by Hardie Grant Publishing. Click here for more information on ordering.

Constitutional Reform

Over the years and throughout his Australia-wide travels promoting the Uluru Statement, Thomas has remained confident that Australians would vote Yes in a referendum to bring about the required constitutional reforms as requested in the Statement. He maintains that belief.

“Absolutely. There’s been polling done since Uluru that shows Australians are ready, and more recently there’s been some research that backs that up again – that the majority of Australians support a referendum to constitutionally enshrine a[n Aboriginal] voice.”

Listen above to the full interview

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