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Forum to foster respectful conversations about the referendum

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29 September 2023

Southern Cross University will livestream a forum which will explore a range of views about the forthcoming Referendum on a Voice to Parliament.

The event – Respectful Conversation about the Referendum – will be held from 5.30pm, Wednesday 4 October and feature a number of leaders and experts, including:

  • Uncle Herb Roberts, Gnibi Elder-in-Residence, Widjabul Wiyabal Elder and Chair of the SCU Elders Council
  • Uncle Des Williams, Gnibi Elder and long-time Chairperson of the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council and former ATSIC Commissioner.
  • Associate Professor Stuart Barlo, Dean of Gnibi College
  • Dr Kelly Menzel, Associate Dean Education, Gnibi College
  • Associate Professor Alison Holland, Department of History at Macquarie University, who is currently writing a history of ATSIC
  • Professor Andrew Rose, Chair of Academic Board.


People can use this link to access the forum online:

Or can find out more about the Referendum through these links:

The Voice

Australian Government - Referendum 2023

Australian Electoral Commission (The Question)

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