SACOSS urges everyone to vote 'yes' in the upcoming referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament and is equally committed to both Treaty and Truth-telling as part of accepting the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart for a better future. With the push for the Voice gathering momentum, our campaign page will keep you up to date with the latest events and links to resources dedicated to making this historic initiative succeed.
You can read our Statement of Support to discover exactly where SACOSS stands. Take the time to explore the resources we have assembled to help us answer the call of history.
You can't go past the website of the Uluru Dialogue, Uluru Statement, for a comprehensive overview of the issues at play.
Yes 23 is the site to visit if you want to really get involved and volunteer.
The Australian Electoral Commission's official referendum page has the solid information you would expect and info on how you can work at the referendum.
It's always worth reading the relevant Bill on the Parliament House page.
Together, Yes is a kitchen conversations movement supporting a YES vote. It’s a powerful way to participate in the upcoming referendum.
And for a more personal approach, there is this piece by Dwayne Coulthard, It's Time for a Heart to Heart, on the Reconciliation SA website.
Passing the Message Stick Public Briefing, Tuesday 6 June 9.30am – 10.30am
Designed for advocates across civil society, this briefing on Zoom explains the most persuasive messages to build widespread support for this transformative policy change. You can find out more details and register here.
Engaging Multicultural Communities on the Voice Referendum, Wednesday 14 June 9.30am - 10.30am
You can discover more and register for this Brotherhood of St. Laurence Talks webinar here.
Unley Uluru Statement from the Heart Support Group Presentation, Friday 2 June 10.30am - 12.00pm, Thursday 6 July 7.00pm - 8.30pm
The Unley Uluru Statement from the Heart Support Group are putting on free informal presentations explaining the background of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the First Nations Voice to Parliament at various community centres over the coming months. The June presentation is at the Fullarton Park Community Centre 411 Fullarton Road Fullarton and the July meeting is at the Unley Community Centre 18 Arthur Street Unley.
The major advocates of the ‘yes’ campaign are the Uluru Dialogue, Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Ltd and Allies for Uluru Coalition. Uluru Dialogue is based at the UNSW Indigenous Law Centre and is co-chaired by Professor Megan Davis and Pat Anderson AO. Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Ltd, co-chaired by Daniel Gilbert AM and Rachel Perkins are leading the Yes23 campaign and count among their directors Noel Pearson and Karen Mundine. The Allies for Uluru Coalition represent more than 180 social sector organisations from across the nation including the Fred Hollows Foundation, ANTAR, ACOSS, Oxfam Australia and Anglicare.