Monash Speaker Series: The Voice to Parliament

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts


Past Event

In late 2023, all Australians will be asked to vote in a special referendum to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. If passed, the Voice would advise the Australian parliament on matters relating to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In recognition of this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme ‘Be a Voice for Generations’, we invite you to be part of a discussion about the Voice to Parliament–including how it will affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and what it means for non-Indigenous Australians, the wider Australian community as a whole.

Our panel members include: Teela Reid, a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman and Senior Lawyer, Narelda Jacobs, a proud Whadjuk Noongar woman, journalist, presenter and commentator and Professor Luke Beck, Professor of Constitutional Law and Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Law at Monash University. Jamil Tye, a proud Yorta Yorta man and the Director of the William Cooper Institute at Monash University will moderate the session, as we traverse the history and guiding principles of the Voice to Parliament and consider responses to the referendum question.

Join us on Thursday 25 May at The Count’s on the Clayton campus to learn about our shared histories and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. This is a free event and spots are strictly limited, so register now to avoid missing out.

  • Dates & Times:
    • Thursday 25 May 2023, 3:00pm

      This event is free to attend but registration is required.