At this year’s referendum, we have the chance to take a collective step forward for First Nations justice.
Voting YES means YES to truth-telling, YES to transformative change and YES to a society where First Nations people are respected, listened to and have the power to make decisions about their lives.
The next few months are going to be key to getting everyone on board to push forward this momentum – and we need as many voices speaking up as possible. Environment Victoria is going to be getting active in our communities, making support for YES visible in our streets and towns and having conversations with people who are unsure about their vote. We’d would love for you to get involved.
Sign up below to get involved, or scroll down to find more resources to help you show your support, like yard signs and conversation guides.
Together with our friends at the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), we’re hosting online calling parties every Tuesday and Thursday – all the way to the referendum date on October 14. Join us to have powerful conversations about the Voice referendum, and help build support for a YES vote!
We know that conversations are the tipping point for winning referendums. Marriage equality was won with millions of conversations across the country — and that’s what we must do now. You’ll get all the support and resources you need to have impactful conversations, including a conversation guide and space to ask tricky questions.
Research shows many people don’t make up their mind until they cast their vote on referendum day. You can help give undecided voters the information they need to cast their vote as this crucial moment for First Nations Justice, by manning a polling booth.
Want to know more about the Voice and how it relates to environment and climate justice? We had an incredible panel of First Nations leaders join our webinar on September 27, who shared what this moment and the Voice mean to them.
We’ve put together this FAQ on the Voice referendum, and why First Nations justice is so important to the work of climate and environment organisations like Environment Victoria.
10 questions about the Voice to Parliament – answered by the experts, Gabrielle Appleby, Geoffrey Lindell and Hannah McGlade for The Conversation
How to be a good Indigenous ally by Yorta Yorta woman, academic, writer and public health consultant, Dr. Summer May Finlay.
Indigenous X – a 100% Indigenous owned and operated media, consultancy and training organisation that platforms content by First Nations authors.
NITV – a free-to-air channel, radio and news site made by, for, and about Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people.
Koori Mail – a fortnightly newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
National Indigenous Times – online news site and monthly newspaper covering issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.