The Constitutional Convention did not agree on the details of the constitutional amendment to anchor an indible declaration. However, there was a consensus on its core function. Drawing on what was discussed at the Convention, a proposed amendment is that Uluru`s statement aims to „monitor a Makarrata commission to oversee a process of agreement between governments and First Nations and the account of the truth about our history.“ The word „Makarrata“ was often used in place of „contract“ and gained a broader currency in the 1980s, when the National Aboriginal Conference (NAC) spoke. In a letter from the secretariat of the National Aboriginal Conference „to all Aboriginal organizations,“ Jim Hagan (then president of the NAK) wrote: „The word Makarrata states that this is an agreement between Australians within Australia.“ Lidia Thorpe and several other delegates left the Convention and refused to sign the final document because of the lack of a treaty proposal. Thorpe believes that „the Uluru process has been hijacked by Aboriginal groups and establishment meetings and does not reflect the aspirations of ordinary indigenous peoples.“ [25] These objections, however, have been called into question. [26] Uluru`s declaration contains contract negotiations as one of his most important reforms of a First Nations Voice in Parliament and a Makarrata commission that oversees the agreement and the search for the truth (the treaty is part of this process). [27] [1] `2020 Australian Reconciliation Barometer`, Reconciliation Australia [2] `One year later, the main objective of Uluru`s statement remains elusive`, The Guardian 26/5/2018 [3] `The Uluru Statement from Heart, one year on: Can a First Nations Voice yet be heard?`, ABC 26/5/2018 [4] `Renewed Push For a Constitutionally Enshrined First Nations Voice`, Maritime Union of Australia 3/11/2018 [5] `Perfecting Trickery: The Referendum Council`, media release, Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia, 30/5/2017 [6] `Key Elements` of the Uluru Statement from the Heart,, called 20/4/2019 [7] `Uluru Statement from the Heart: Information Booklet University of Melbourne, Law Schule, S .5 [8] `What is the Uluru Statement from the Heart?`, SMH 27/5/2019 [9] `2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer` , Reconciliation Australia [10] `Weekly Discussion Topics`, Referendum Council website,, accessed 20.5.2019 [11] „What happened next?, called 20.4.2019 [12] „Response to Referendum Council`s report on Constitutional Recognition,“ Malcolm Turnbull 26/10/2017,, consulted 20.0 4.2019 [13] `Barnaby Joyce `excuse` for the referral of the indigenous voice to a third chamber of Parliament, The Guardian 18/7/2019 [Guardian 1 8/7/2019 14] `Bill Shorten announces support for constitutional Indigenous `Voice to Parliament`, SMH 5/8/2017 [15] `Australian Greens respond to the Uluru State;query=Id:22media/pressrel/5305250%22, called 22 20/5/2019 [16] [16] `B The Guardian 31/1/2019 [17] `Australian organisations unite to support Uluru Statement from the Heart` , Curtin University , Press release 29/5/2019 [18] Thanks to Elizabeth Sheppard , Parramatta City Council ATSI Committee Member and Burramatta NAIDOC 2019 Aboriginal Elder of the Year, for their contribution.