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Griffith University expresses its support of an Indigenous Voice in the terms set out in the proposed referendum to change the Constitution.

We are committed to providing materials and space for informed discussion. We affirm our commitment to academic freedom and freedom of speech and acknowledge that members of the Griffith staff and student community will have a diversity of views on the Voice. We respect their right to express those views.

This year will be a significant one for Australia and for the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We resolve that Griffith University will model respectful dialogue, living our values of both respect for First Peoples and for informed discussion.

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Marcus Waters

Voice of hope and reason

As the movement toward an Indigenous voice in parliament builds from strategic Indigenous structural powerlessness, logical questions arise from the act of joining proposed by the Uluru Statement.

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Dr Kate Galloway

The Referendum Involves a Single Threshold Question

The upcoming referendum in Australia requires voters to choose between a yes or no response to a single question: “Do you agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should have a say in matters that particularly affect them?” There is no other option, and voters have no opportunity to alter or accept the proposal in part says Dr Kate Galloway..

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Dr Shelley Bielefeld

Explaining the Constitutional Reforms

Griffith Law School’s Dr Shelley Bielefeld discusses social justice, unjust law and policies, as well as the need for The Voice to Parliament to be robust to make a substantial contribution.

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