Online and the Sir Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, Dobson Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7004Summary:
Explore the Voice to Parliament Referendum with our commentators and experts at this free event.
Why will there be a Voice to Parliament Referendum?
The Australian government has proposed a national referendum to alter the Constitution and recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Indigenous Voice. The Voice will advise the Australian parliament and government on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
But how did we arrive at this referendum? Why is this happening now, and is it necessary? What is an Indigenous Voice?
Learn about the journey from the Uluru Statement from the Heart to The Voice Referendum and the history of the struggle for Indigenous justice, equality and representation. Discover why some believe it may help create a more just Australia, and why others believe it will not.
All are welcome to join us for complimentary refreshments from 5.30pm in the foyer. The event will start at 6.00pm.
Attend online or in-person
Join this talk in-person, or online. Registrations are essential. To register for the in-person event, secure your spot through Eventbrite. To attend online, register via Zoom, and we'll email you details on how to join.
- Professor Marcia Langton AO, co-author of The Indigenous Voice Co-design Process and Member of the Referendum Working Group
- Rodney Dillon, Amnesty International's Indigenous Campaigner, Chair, Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania Council, former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Commissioner for Tasmania, and long-time Indigenous rights activist
- Hosted Professor Ian Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania
Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Michael Mansell, Tasmanian Aboriginal leader, activist and lawyer, is no longer available to speak.
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