Later this year, Australians vote in a referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. The Voice to Parliament will help give advice to the Australian Parliament and Government on matters that affect the lives of the First Peoples of Australia.
Many of our DANA members and friends in disability, multicultural, and human rights advocacy are working hard to build resources and information so that all Australians have the information to help support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. You can find a collection of the campaigns, resources and events below.
This list will continously be updated leading up to the referendum.
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Virtual Voice Town Hall
Disability Day of Solidarity
The Australian Disability Dialogue, in partnership with First Peoples Disability Network, invites everyone from across the disability sector to an online community gathering to learn more about the Voice Referendum. This is also a day to come together in solidarity with First Nations People, because as the disability community knows all too well – nothing about us, without us.
Have Your Say
First Peoples Disability Network
Have Your Say campaign aims to ensure that First Nations Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians with lived disabilities make an informed decision about an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
If you are living with a disability and you feel you don’t have access to factual information to make an informed choice on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Voice to Parliament we want to hear from you.
Voice Referendum Resource Kit
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Commission has produced an educational resource kit to encourage the Australian public to consider the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum through a human rights lens.
The Voice to Parliament Easy Read fact sheet
Council for Intellectual Disability
In this Easy Read fact sheet you can find out about
- What is the Voice to Parliament?
- Why is the Voice to Parliament important?
- How will the Voice to Parliament vote happen?
Allies for Uluru
200+ member organisations and corporations
The Allies for Uluru Coalition is made up of more than 200 community, non-government and corporate organisations from across the country that have come together to support the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, starting with the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution.
Their website includes campaign toolkits, resources to read, watch and share with your organisation and networks.
Online Course: Indigenous Constitutional Recognition through a Voice
Yes23 is a campaign led by Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Ltd.
This online course explores the first of these proposed reforms: Indigenous Constitutional Recognition through a Voice. Discover what is meant by Indigenous Constitutional Recognition through a Voice – and what a Voice to Parliament is, and is not. You will also learn why a Referendum is required to make it happen.
The course will take about 15 – 20 minutes to explore the content.