ACFID accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
We are in support of the Yes campaign.
This message is approved by Marc Purcell CEO ACFID 1/14 Napier Close, Deakin, ACT, 2600
In 2017, ACFID celebrated the release of the Uluru Statement from the Heart at ACFID Conference with a moving speech from Professor Megan Davis, co-chair of the Uluru Dialogue. That night, the Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award was also presented to the Referendum Council in recognition of their outstanding and collaborative consultative process on constitutional reform and this was received by Pat Anderson AO, co-chair of the Uluru Dialogue.
At ACFID’s AGM, ACFID Council passed a Resolution supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart, calling on all NGOs to work to support the elements of The Voice.
In 2020, we released our REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan
In 2023, we are voting Yes!
- Volunteer some time to door knock or make calls – fully supported by scripts, sign up here
- Pledge your Yes vote and raise the spirits of those campaigning
- Join a local event and show your support, especially on the following days:
‘YES’ National Day of Action – 2/3 September 2023
National “Walk to Yes” Day – 17th September
- Flood social media with messages of support, place a sticker on your car and a sign at your house!
- If you find yourself in a conversation with family or friends who are unsure – try NOT to debunk the lies, just keep explaining your reasons for voting YES. Keep it simple to combat the misinformation. Some handy guides are:
Coalitions, groups and information
Stay updated and educated. Join or support a coalition or campaign.
The official website of the Yes Campaign for the Voice.
Allies for Uluru Coalition
The Allies for Uluru Coalition is made up of more than 200 community, non-government and corporate organisations from across the country that have come together to support the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, starting with the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution.
Allies for Uluru will provide a cross-sector collaborative forum to demonstrate our shared leadership and action in support of the Uluru Statement’s core calls for Voice, Treaty and Truth. It is an opportunity to connect with other organisations, community groups and industry leaders to develop pragmatic interventions, leverage our collective resources and establish information sharing networks to make history together.
Uluru Statement from the Heart
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from First Nations Australians. It asks Australians to walk together to build a better future by establishing a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution, and the establishment of a Makarrata Commission for the purpose of treaty making and truth-telling.
ANTAR - Voice Treaty Truth
ANTAR is working with First Nations leaders and partner organisations to build widespread public support for the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, in full. Our mission is to elevate Australia, to become the nation we need to become, through the realisation of Voice, Treaty and Truth.
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Commission has produced an educational resource kit to encourage the Australian public to consider the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum through a human rights lens.
Conversations about the referendum and proposed Voice to Parliament have the potential to be harmful for First Nations peoples. The Commission’s Voice referendum resources seek to minimise harm by encouraging cultural humility and focusing the conversation on human rights principles as they relate to the referendum and proposed Voice to Parliament.
There are nine documents in the resource kit – available to download in full
Together, Yes is a kitchen conversations movement in support of a YES vote in the 2023 referendum on a First Nations Voice to parliament. It’s a powerful way you can participate in the upcoming referendum to enshrine an Indigenous Voice in our constitution.
Australian Progress - Passing the Message Stick
The results of a two-year research project to find messages that are effective in building public support for First Nations self-determination and justice.
Charities, advocacy and the planned referendum on an Indigenous voice to parliament
In late 2023, Australians will have their say in a referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
The Voice would be an independent and permanent advisory body. It would give advice to the Australian Parliament and Government on matters that affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have called for members of the Voice to be chosen by First Nations peoples based on the wishes of local communities.
Fair Australia - the No Campaign
The official website of the No campaign.
Check the facts here!
RMIT ABC Fact Check
RMIT ABC Fact Check determines the accuracy of claims by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in the public debate.
It is a partnership between RMIT University and the ABC combining academic excellence and the best of Australian journalism to inform the public through an independent non-partisan voice.
AAP Factcheck has a dedicated fact checking team that provides quick, accurate and detailed analysis on a broad range of topics, daily.
Resources on The Voice
Rather than recreate, we are promoting the vast array of resources already in circulation. Banners, email signatures, social media tiles, translated resources and more>..
ACFID Connect – First Nations Foreign Policy
ACFID Connect – First Nations Foreign Policy
ACFID Conference 2019
Teela Reid reading the Uluru Statement from the Heart