Voice to Parliament Clinic

A unique opportunity for Monash Law students to be part of this defining moment in our country's history.

29 March 2023

With the upcoming referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament, 2023 is set to be a defining moment in our country’s history. The Castan Centre’s Voice to Parliament Clinic is offering Monash Law students with an interest in social justice and human rights a unique opportunity to be part of this defining moment.

Students involved in the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Voice to Parliament Clinic will educate, advocate and engage with the public to raise knowledge and awareness of this historic opportunity. Students will be supported in this endeavour by Professor Melissa Castan (Castan Centre Director), Dr Ronli Sifris (Castan Centre Deputy Director), and Dr Gina Bekker (Castan Centre Clinic Supervisor).

The referendum on the Voice to Parliament will guide the proposed constitutional change to enable First Nations people to be heard in matters that affect them. To learn more, Castan Centre members Dr Katie O’Bryan and Professor Paula Gerber debunk the myths and misconceptions regarding the proposal in this Monash Lens piece, Voice to Parliament: Debunking 10 myths and misconceptions.

Applications for the Voice to Parliament Clinic are open until 1 May 2023. Students can apply on the Voice to Parliament Clinic page, and find further information about credits, study periods, and prerequisites.