Council backs The Voice
Published on 13 September 2023
Maribyrnong City Council has declared its support for The Voice to Parliament.
Councillors last night voted unanimously to join nine other Victorian councils and 38 across the Nation to officially support the proposed alteration to the Australian Constitution as part of its ongoing commitment to reconciliation.
Our Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter, has also previously signed the Mayors for The Voice to Parliament Public Statement.
The Voice envisions a constitutionally entrenched body of First Nations individuals with a direct conduit to the Federal Parliament. This body would possess the authority to influence legislative measures and policies that impact First Nations communities.
Council will also be doing what it can to raise awareness and inform its community about the upcoming referendum.
Cultivating pride and identity by recognising our diverse cultural heritage and historical significance of our First Nations Peoples one of the key objectives in the Council Plan 2021/25.
The Voice information session
- Online (Anyone who is unable to log on at home is welcome to come to the Braybrook Library to participate.)
6pm, Wednesday 27 September
Bookings are essential at: www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/libraries
Referendum information sessions
- Footscray Library, 3-4pm Thursday 14 September
- Maribyrnong Library, 11am-12pm Monday 18 September
- Footscray Library, 3-4pm Thursday 21 September
Bookings essential via www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/libraries
For more information on the Voice to Parliament visit www.voice.gov.au
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