Public Panel: The Voice: beyond Yes and No

  • 12 Apr 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (AEST)
  • Macquarie University City Campus

The Centre for Global Indigenous Futures and the Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) are pleased to invite you to 'The Voice: beyond Yes and No'.

Just a few days ago, South Australia became the first state to enact an Indigenous Voice to (state) Parliament. Similar efforts are underway in other states. And later this year, it is expected that Australians will vote in a referendum on whether to enshrine a Voice to Parliament in the federal constitution. Most discussion of the prospect of the federal Voice have addressed the question whether there should be a Voice and have fallen into advocacy for either the 'yes' or 'no' answer. Much less has been said about other important questions. Why might various constituencies support or oppose the Voice? What powers, responsibilities, and structure would be desirable in the Voice, on the assumption that it will come into existence? Who gets to speak via the Voice, and how are these representatives chosen? Our panellists will address these difficult questions, bringing to bear their expertise and local knowledge. The aim of the panel is to move beyond just 'yes' and 'no' and begin to grapple with the ethical and political complexities underlying the current debate.

This event is being held in room 2425 at Macquarie University City Campus, 123 Pitt Street on Wednesday, April 12th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.

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