From the Heart, Yes
This week the From the Heart ‘Yes’ campaign launched to encourage Australians to respond ‘yes’ in a referendum that seeks to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the constitution – a document which can only be changed if the majority of voters, in a majority of states, vote ‘yes’.
From The Heart Director Dean Parkin, said now is the opportunity for Australia to seize this historic moment, “it’s a chance to explain how a ‘yes’ vote at this year’s referendum will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a say in the laws and policies that directly impact their lives, and to deliver practical change.”
Last week, Reconciliation Australia announced the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is, ‘Be a Voice for Generations.” The theme calls on Australians to honour the work of past generations who fought for justice in Australia and to work together today to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation, including the Voice to Parliament, for future generations.
Earlier this year we explored the Voice, referendum, and Uluru Statement in more detail. OCULUS is committed to continuing this important conversation and we encourage you to join us:
- Complete a free 15-minute online course that explains more about the Voice.
- Download a guide to talking about the Voice to Parliament with key talking points.
- Stay up-to-date with the Uluru Statement Newsletter.
- Register as a From the Heart volunteer.
- Join a yarning circle.
- Start a conversation.