Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Overview
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – The Case for Action
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Leading Practice
- Yes! Campaign Resource Hub
- Constitutional Recognition and the Uluru Statement from the Heart
- Navigating the Voice referendum
Actions For Individuals
- Have conversations within your community about the Voice. This booklet prepared by From The Heart, as well as FAQs and other educational resources can support you in guiding conversations around the Voice to Parliament.
- Attend a Voice event in your area. People are coming together all over Australia to hear more about why the Voice is so important for First Nations people. See an event near you here.
- Sign up as a volunteer or supporter and encourage others to sign up too. Sign up to volunteer with Yes23! or become a host for the Together, Yes movement to support campaigning efforts.
- Join a local Yes! group. There are many people banding together to campaign in their local area – find one near you here
- Pledge your Support. Sign the ‘I’m Voting Yes’ pledge and share to your friends and family
- Share your support on social media. Share photos and videos in support of recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution through a Voice. A good message to work into your social media copy is support for the principle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people having a say on the laws and policies that affect them. Use hashtags and update your profile pictures and email signatures using assets from From The Heart and the Uluru Dialogue to make your support visible.
Actions for Organisations
- Host an event. Give your network the opportunity to learn more about what the Voice to Parliament is, what the referendum is and how to get more involved in the campaign. Councils, organisations and individuals around the country will be holding BBQs and similar events for supporters and those who want to learn more about Voice to come together, learn more and get more involved with the campaign. Consider holding a similar event within your community in a way suits your organisation!
- Roll out training and educational resources. The Uluru Dialogue and From The Heart have developed a wonderful online training resource on the Voice to Parliament here to roll out within your organisations. There are also many other educational resources and tools available for distribution on the Uluru Dialogue, the Reconciliation Australia website and Yes23! website.
- Share this video. Help debunk common myths and misbeliefs about the Voice by sharing this video from Reconciliation Australia with your employees
- Show your support on social media. Share photos and videos in support of recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution through a Voice. Encourage your networks to use available assets from Yes23! and the Uluru Dialogue to make their support visible.
- Help Build the movement! Encourage those already supportive in your audiences to join our list of willing volunteers here. Encourage supporters to join the Together Yes movement of Kitchen Table Conversations – you can read more about it and sign up here.
Other Actions and Resources
- Yes23! have created a suite of information and resources for the Yes Campaign. In this drop box folder you will find files to print or post to get the word out including posters, social tiles, flyers, postcards. When posting use #yes23 as a hashtag.
- Find out how you can co-host a conversation at togetheryes.com.au.
- Learn more about the Voice through this free 15-minute interactive education resource.
- The Uluru Statement, FAQs
- DCA, Constitutional Recognition and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
- Directors for the Voice
- Smart Company, Why The Voice matters to Australia’s economic security and small businesses
- Multicultural Australia, Why the Voice?
- Monash University Lens, Voice to Parliament: Debunking 10 myths and misconceptions
- Rebecca Huntley, A majority of First Nations people support the voice. Why don’t non-Indigenous Australians believe this?
- Allies for Uluru, Online Town Hall Recording (recorded 14 June 2023)
- Step up in support HR Daily Op Ed, Lisa Annese (31 July 2023)
- Anti-Discrimination NSW, 6 Ways to Look After Yourself and Mob during the Voice Referendum Debate
- Griffith University Voice resources https://www.griffith.edu.au/voice-to-parliament
- Passing the Message Stick
- Australian Human Rights Commission, Voice Referendum: Understanding the referendum from a human rights perspective
- Audiobook: Thomas Mayo and Kerry O’Brien, The Voice to Parliament Handbook (currently available for free on audible)
Debunking common myths and misconceptions
Video by Reconciliation Australia featuring Shelley Reyes about the Voice to Parliament referendum.