October 5, 2023

VAPAC Supports ‘Yes’ Vote on Voice to Parliament

VAPAC Supports ‘Yes’ Vote on Voice to Parliament

The Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) is proud to express our support for the Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the First Nations Voice to Parliament.
 
As places of gathering and storytelling, we strongly believe that there are no stories more important and powerful than those of First Nations artists and communities, and that the proposed Voice to Parliament will provide a powerful stage from which the views of indigenous people can be heard. We acknowledge and respect that there are a diversity of views held in the community on this matter, and that this is one important step in the process towards establishing truth-telling and treaty.
 
We encourage everyone to actively participate in this once in a generation democratic process, to take the time to understand what is being asked of us, and be led by the advocacy of First Nations artists, organisations, and communities.
 
If you wish to access resources to help inform your decision making, we have gathered a number of reliable sources here:

Official Government Sites
AEC Official Referendum Booklet
Voice Community Toolkit
Australian Human Rights Commission

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives for the ‘Yes’ campaign
Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition
Reconciliation Australia: Support a Voice to Parliament

Other Resources
Uluru Statement
Yes 23 Resources
Passing the Message Stick
Allies for Uluru

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