Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, warmly invites local residents to a community forum on the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament and the Executive featuring special guest speaker, Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO.
Mr Mundine is a highly respected businessman, former chairman of the Coalition government’s Indigenous Advisory Council and one of the country’s most influential advocates for the economic empowerment of indigenous Australians.
Along with the Coalition’s Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister, Senator Nampijinpa Price, Mr Mundine is a leading advocate of the ‘no’ campaign in the upcoming constitutional referendum.
“This is an important opportunity to hear from a highly respected Indigenous leader about the risks of Labor’s Voice,” Senator Henderson said.
“We all want to help indigenous Australians in disadvantaged communities, but the Voice is not the answer. It would enshrine a Voice in the Constitution with few limits to its scope and few details,” Senator Henderson said.
“The Voice is legally risky, with unknown consequences, and it would be permanent. If you don’t know, say no.”
“The Albanese Government has also not been upfront about its mission to implement the Uluru Statement to the Heart in full, which includes plans for a treaty with the option of seeking reparations or compensation from Australians,” Senator Henderson said.
“Corio MP Richard Marles and Corangamite MP Libby Coker must be transparent about how Labor’s extreme plan will impact local residents.”
“Why is the Albanese Government only releasing Voice legislation after Australians have voted in the referendum? Why does the Prime Minister continue to be deceptive and not provide the information for which millions of Australians are asking?”, Senator Henderson said.
The Voice Community Forum will be held on Thursday 17 August at Geelong West Town Hall, 53 Pakington St, Geelong West. Registration opens at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. Please note that the event is free but attendees must register by clicking here.
For more information, see www.riskyvoice.com