Yes23! Announcement of Referendum Date
Anthony Albanese PM confirmed that the referendum on the Indigenous voice will be held on 14 October. The campaign was officially launched at a rally in the northern suburb of Elizabeth on Wednesday 30 October.
MC Shelley Ware, Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, welcomed the inspiring speakers:
- Uncle Major “Moogy” Sumner AM, Ngarrindjeri man
- Jakira Telfer, Kaurna woman
- The Hon Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia
- Tanya Hosch, Torres Strait Islander woman and AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy
- Professor Megan Davis, Cobble Cobble Aboriginal and South Pacific Islander woman
- Peter Malinauskas, Premier of South Australia
The full broadcast of the one hour launch event can be viewed in the YouTube link. Note that whilst this broadcast is 3-hours long, the actual event starts at 33 minutes and runs for one hour:
Understanding the Voice to Parliament
What it means
& Why it’s important for Australia
Pilgrim Uniting Church hosted this event on Sunday 20 August in collaboration with Churches Together SA and Welcoming Australia.
- Noel Pearson, Founder of Cape York Partnership and Good to great Schools Australia, and
- Rev Tim Costello, Executive Director of Micah Australia
You can watch the video recording of this event:
Colin Clarke Art Exhibition: Telling Truth
The Unley Uluru Statement from the Heart Support Group proudly hosted an Art Exhibition of Colin Clarke from Sunday 13 August to Sunday 20 August at the Unley Uniting Church.
Colin describes his work, Telling Truth:
“I started painting in the early 2000s to express the natural wonders, stories, events, and social justice issues that I experienced while travelling Australia. The social justice issues “focused to become the injustices that we the colonisers created in this land.” This journey of awakening has led me to acknowledge the injustices as being true, and to own them as being part of my country’s cultural history. In so doing it allowed my journey to start toward the healing of relationships with the First Nations People, and with the land, fauna, and flora I now call home.”
Below is a video of Colin describing one of his pieces of art: Our Massacres at an exhibition in Western Australia in 2018.
St Peter’s College host Stan Grant, presenter at the 2023 Rex J Lipman Fellow event
Stan presented on 18 August through a public lecture followed by an insightful Q&A session with Headmaster Tim Browning. Throughout the address Stan’s grace, warmth, empathy and intellect shone through whilst covering difficult issues of racism and hatred. It was an exceptional evening of teaching and learning that was acknowledged by long applause and a standing ovation.
You can watch Stan’s public lecture and the Headmaster’s Q&A
St Peter’s College thank the late Dr Rex J Lipman AO ED OLH ONM (YNG 1937) for leaving a lasting legacy as benefactor of the Lipman Fellows Program that brings the world’s best thinkers and leaders like Stan to the School. They also thank the Lipman Family for their ongoing support of the program.
History Festival: The Wonder of the ongoing Presence of First Nations Peoples
21 May 2023. Celebrating the recovery of the living language of the Kaurna First Nations, discovering Kaurna culture, and learning about the historic request for First nations people to have a voice enshrined in the constitution. Guest Speakers included:
Gerhard Ruediger, worked with a team at University of Adelaide (2012-2015) to recover the Kaurna language.
Elijah Bravington: Arabana man, signatory of the Statement, filmmaker, environmental manager and community development.
History is Calling
17 March 2023. More than 400 people attended this vibrant event to learn more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, what is the Voice and why we need a referendum.
Welcome to Country: Kelli Owen, a Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri woman, and Coordinator of the National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Task force
Special Guest: Teela Reid, a Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, Harvard graduate, and First Nations Lawyer
Other speakers: Dale Agius, Sally Scales and Elijah Bravington
Launch, 21 April 2021
The Unley Uluru Statement From the Heart Support Group was launched on the 11th of April 2021 with 75 persons in attendance.
The Unley Support Group has developed material for community groups that can be delivered upon request. The session generates lots of lively discussions with people who want to discover more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the upcoming Referendum on a Voice to Parliament.
Contact us to book a session.