Marie Claire magazine launches campaign for the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians

Jess Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell and Samantha Harris have fronted the cover of February’s edition of Marie Claire, as the magazine launches a campaign to push for the constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

At the centre of the campaign is the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the document created by 250 Aboriginal delegates at Uluru in 2017, outlining the amendments required for constitutional recognition. The document stands as an open invitation from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the wider Australian public “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”

Samantha Harris, Jess Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell have fronted February’s cover of Marie Claire

Marie Claire editor in chief, Nicky Briger, noted that Australia stands out in the western world for not recognising its Indigenous people in its constitution.

“While the US, Canada and New Zealand have all moved to recognise Aboriginal people in their respective constitutions, Australia has not. There still isn’t any reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the nation’s founding document. The time for constitutional change is now and Marie Claire is determined to champion this cause with the support of major local and international brands,” Briger said.

Other Australian personalities who have joined in support of the campaign are former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, model Jesinta Franklin, AFL player Lance Franklin, former politician and musician Peter Garrett, actor Nakkiah Lui, and writer Benjamin Law.

Marie Claire has also brought a range of brands on board with the campaign, including L’Oreal Group, Dion Lee, Cue, Veronika Maine, Lee Matthews, Aje, Lorna Jane, Spell, Ginger & Smart, Carla Zampatti, ELK, Seafolly, Romance Was Born, Dr Lewinn’s, A’Kin, Beyond Blue and Salesforce.


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