First Nations Voice to Parliament is ‘about representation’

Did you know the Australian Constitution cannot be amended without a referendum?

In the last few weeks, conversation in the media has ramped up regarding a referendum that will take place either this year or early next. It will involve the whole of Australia and we will be voting on something called The Voice to Parliament.

So what are we voting for? Our Prime Minister has said that Australians who go to the polling booth will encounter a question encompassing the following notion: ‘Do you support an alteration to the constitution that establishes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice?’.

We spoke to Roy Ah-See, a descendant of the Wiradjuri Nation and member of the Uluru Dialogue Leadership about how The Voice to Parliament is about representation.

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, upon whose ancestral lands 2SER broadcasts. We pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

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