Woollahra Council resolves to support a Voice to Parliament

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Woollahra Council resolves to support a Voice to Parliament

Published 22 May 2023

In 2023, Australians will be asked via Referendum if there should be constitutional recognition of Indigenous people through a Voice to Parliament.

A Voice to Parliament would be an independent advisory body which makes representations to the Australian Parliament and Executive Government on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Woollahra Council is committed to reconciliation and building greater understanding and respect among all people who live, work in and visit Woollahra. As part of this commitment, on 27 March Council resolved to support the Voice to Parliament (the Yes Vote) and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Our support for the Yes Vote will involve educating the Woollahra community on what a Voice will mean for Indigenous people and Australian society as a whole, providing a platform for First Nations voices to be heard and consultation with Indigenous organisations including the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Gujaga Foundation.

Council’s resolution follows the recent adoption of our Reconciliation Action Plan, which details our vision for reconciliation and the steps we are taking to develop and enhance relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

Find out more:

The Voice to Parliament

The Uluru Statement

Yes23: Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Wentworth for the Voice


The Voice Town Hall Information Session

Hosted by Federal Member for Wentworth Allegra Spender, this free event on Thursday 8 June, 6 - 7:30pm at Paddington RSL is an opportunity to ask questions about the referendum and hear from experts about why they are supporting the Yes campaign. Register here.

Ideas Exchange: Indigenous Voice to Parliament with Thomas Mayo

Join Thomas Mayo, Signatory and Advocate for the Uluru Statement from the Heart to learn more about the referendum on the Voice to Parliament, and what this vote means for First Nations people and our country. Sunday 18 June, 2 - 4pm, Woollahra Library at Double Bay. This is a free event. Bookings are essential.

Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week 2023 events

There are a range of events taking place across the local area in the lead up to Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) and NAIDOC Week (2 - 9 July). Find out what's on.

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