On Saturday October 14 there will be a Federal Referendum held to vote on a Voice to Parliament.
While this is a national process, not related to the NSW Parliament, we know that many in our community will be keen to actively engage.
That’s why we have put together a page with links to the resources and information to ensure our Newtown community is connected and has the details they need.
We also acknowledge that this is a particularly challenging time for First Nations people - with ongoing commentary in the media and community fueling racism, division and discrimination.
We acknowledge that the land that our electorate office and the NSW Parliament is on is Gadigal Land - that it was stolen and never ceded - and that it always was, and always will be, Aboriginal Land.
Resources and reading:
- Australian Government Voice Referendum
- Yes23 campaign
- Australian Greens Yes campaign
- Greens NSW Treaty Now campaign
- Unions for Yes
- NITV Voice Referendum coverage
- Australian Government Referendum Factsheet: How will an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice work?
- Yes or No – Australia is still guilty, Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts
- Voice to Parliament: Why mob are staying silent, Chelsea Watego
- Royal Commission Into Deaths in Custody report
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Australian Human Rights Commission: Minimising harm in conversations about the referendum
- Dhadjowa Foundation - Stop Black Deaths in Custody