We understand that it is time for real, practical and structural reform that follows through with what First Nations called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
We believe that as the first stewards of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture should hold a special and celebrated place in the institutions and fabric of modern Australian society. In addition, and consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should have a say on the laws, policies and services that impact their lives. We support efforts, like the Voice Co-Design process, that promote greater self-determination for Indigenous Australians. We believe an Indigenous Voice, enshrined in the constitution could provide the necessary mechanism in a fair and practical way.
During February 2022 the Fund returned 1.87% versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of 2.09%, underperforming the market by 0.21%. Over the past 12 months the Fund has returned 14.7%, outperforming its benchmark by 4.45% (after fees).