The 1967 referendum was important but achieved little. The Voice changes that

An edited extract from Melissa Castan and Lynette Russell’s Time to Listen: An Indigenous Voice to Parliament [Paywall].

30 August 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this article mentions a deceased person.

This is an edited extract from Melissa Castan and Lynette Russell’s Time to Listen: An Indigenous Voice to Parliament (Monash University Publishing).

Until Federation in 1901, Australia was divided into six distinct colonies, each with its own government, set of laws and even military forces. They each issued their own stamps and collected customs, tariffs and taxes. The colonies even built their railway tracks using different gauges, which complicated the movement of goods and thereby trade in general...

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Researchers at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law continue to compile timely factsheets, articles, publications, and multimedia content on our First Nations Voice to Parliament Resources Website. This resource space is focused on supporting and responding to the Uluru Statement from the Heart, offering easily accessible public educational materials and thorough legal analyses to keep you well-informed throughout this year. We work closely with the William Cooper Institute and Monash University to highlight our contributions to a democratic referendum. For more information on Monash University’s commitment see monash.edu/voice.