In the lead up to the referendum to be held later this year, Catholic Social Services Australia and Catholic Social Services Victoria are pleased to present a Webinar Series – Indigenous Voice to Parliament: Moments for healing this country.
This series will be an opportunity, particularly for those who feel unsure of the way forward, to learn from experts and hear from First Nations Australians on their hopes and concerns for the Voice to Parliament referendum – in light of faith, history and practical realities. While the referendum question will have a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, there is complexity in understanding the process that has led to this referendum, and the implications that a Voice to Parliament may have for all of us in Australia.
Part 1: What is The Voice to Parliament all about?
Hear from Professor Melissa Castan, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University.
Melissa will be exploring the history of the referendum and the processes that have led to this point. She will discuss why the Uluru Statement from the Heart included a call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice and why there is a call for this Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution.
About Professor Melissa Castan
As a writer, researcher and associate professor of law at Monash Unversity, Melissa has become an expert in the role law can play in redressing social injustices. She is Director of Equity and Social Inclusion at Monash University and Deputy Director at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. She is the National Convenor of the Alternative Law Journal, and host of two podcasts ‘Law Radio’ and ‘Just Cases’.
More information on the Webinar Series is available here.
Register to attend this and other sessions – Free of charge for members of CSSA and CSSV, $12 per session or $30 for all sessions for non-members.