The Status of an Enshrined Constitutional Voice for Australia's Indigenous People

The Illawarra Centre for Enablement (ICfE) is inviting communities in the Illawarra to discuss the historic developments and explore what needs to happen to enable long-lasting substantial and enduring change for First Nations, to enable Australia’s political leaders to commit to long-held Indigenous aspirations to take their rightful place in their own country and strengthen the future of Australia’s relationship with its Indigenous People.

Expert Indigenous Panel Members:

  • Thomas Mayor;
  • Teela Reid;
  • Charline Emzin-Boyd;
  • Richard Davis;
  • Marcia Ella-Duncan

Panellist Bios are at https://illawarracfe.com/programs/finished-and-unfinished-business-2020/

Thursday 19 March 2020, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have a treaty with its Indigenous citizens, though it has been attempting to take historic steps towards reconciliation with Indigenous people.

In 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart emerged from the constitutional convention of 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates held at the foot of Uluru in Central Australia on the lands of the Anangu people.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart presented the Indigenous consensus position on Indigenous constitutional recognition and asked for two reforms:

  • a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution;
  • a Makarrata Commission, which could be set up by legislation

The Auditorium at The Fraternity Club, 11 Bourke Street Wollongong

Contact the Club on 02 4283 3333 free onsite parking is available.

Tickets of $20 (General Admission) & $15 (Concession) can be purchased at

High School students and current Undergraduate UOW students can attend free of charge and must register.

Registrations close on 19 March 3pm.

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