- The Guardian
- Issue #2063
The Vinnies for the Voice better known as Vinnies, supports the Yes vote in the coming Voice to Parliament referendum.
“The Society urges all Australians to support this critical reform and to vote ‘yes’ on referendum day,” said National Deputy President Warwick Fulton.
“A Voice to Parliament will give Indigenous communities a means to inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives.
“It will also recognise and value the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia’s history,” said Mr Fulton.
“We have learnt, sometimes through painful experience, that listening respectfully is fundamental to understanding people and their needs, and to delivering assistance that maintains their dignity and that works,” Mr Fulton said.
“The Voice will be a way to do this on a national scale.
“Enshrining the Voice in the Constitution is so important because it will mean that the Australian people have accepted the generous invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with First Nations people to work towards recognition, reconciliation, and justice,” Mr Fulton said.