Wallara is an organisation that changes lives for marginalised people every day and we are encouraging everyone to be informed about the Voice to Parliament discussion ahead of the upcoming referendum.
We are providing you with links to websites and local events that can provide more information and help you make your decision.
On Saturday, 14 October 2023, Australians will have their say about changing the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
The Voice will be an independent, representative body for First Nations peoples. It would advise the Australian Parliament and the Government, and it would give First Nations peoples a say on matters that affect them.
On referendum day, voters will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a single question.
“A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
Do you approve this proposed alteration?”
We encourage you to learn more about the Voice to Parliament, by visiting the following websites.
Information on the Uluru Statement of the Heart can be found at https://ulurustatement.org/
Upcoming community events that might be of interest to attend:
- Dandenong: https://www.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/greater-dandenong-council/events/greater-dandenong-multicultural-communities-voice
- Moorabbin: https://www.kingstonarts.com.au/performances/voice-to-parliament-community-information-sessions
Other resources to consider include: