Supporting an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Voice to Parliament

With the guidance of AEU First Nations Members in Yalukit Yulendj, as a union we accepted the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart in 2018.

The three critical components of the Uluru Statement from the Heart are Voice, Treaty and Truth, with the Voice to Parliament being the practical form of recognition Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have chosen to be included in our Constitution.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart says that a Voice to Parliament must be the starting point in ensuring that First Nations Peoples get a say in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their communities.

In 2023, Australia will vote on whether to amend our Constitution to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As part of this recognition, the change will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide advice to the Parliament on policies and projects that impact their lives.

AEU Tasmania is proud to support the Voice to Parliament – it’s a historic change that will start to deliver long overdue justice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, and justice and solidarity has always been union business.

Will you commit to supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice To Parliament?

A number of AEU members, their colleagues, friends and families took part in the Yes23 campaign in nipaluna/Hobart last week by gathering with a vibrant community of like-minded people to Come Together for Yes, marking the first day of NAIDOC Week 2023.

There was fantastic turn out at the nipaluna/Hobart Yes event and we say YES to recognising over 60,000 years of continuous culture in a meaningful way, with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

You can pick up a Yes corflute sign for your front fence to show your support. Contact: support@aeutas.org.au