Fitzroy Learning Network supports constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a Voice to Parliament.
In 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum. The question will be:
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?”
Australia is home to the oldest continuous living culture through First Nations people. Supporting the Voice to Parliament is the first step toward realising the Uluru Statement from the Heart and will be an historic marker in our country’s progress.
Fitzroy Learning Network is deeply committed to social justice and reducing the barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential. We work hard to amplify voices that are not heard and to increase resources, access and choice so people in our community can thrive.
For these reasons we support the yes position.
We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement of the Australian people toward a better future. We encourage everyone to join us on this journey to voice, treaty and truth.
If you need further information before you make up your mind about how you want to vote at the Referendum, you can explore the following inks and resources.
https://voice.gov.au/ – an excellent resource from the Government Indigenous agency
https://fromtheheart.com.au/education/#/ this is a short course you can do – about 20- minutes of listening and thinking about The Voice and why it matters – an excellent place to begin your journey
https://fromtheheart.com.au/ – excellent resources and background material
People can enrol to vote at: https://www.aec.gov.au/referendums/