Aug 31, 2023

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the date for the referendum on the Voice to Parliament. On Saturday October 14, all Australians will be asked to vote Yes or No on this question:

“A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?”

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their campaigns for justice and equality. Guided by our core values of partnership, solidarity, equality, justice and accountability, we firmly support the implementation of the voice to Parliament.

Three reasons to vote YES

Here are three reasons why Union Aid Abroad is standing with First Nations people in calling for a YES vote.

  1. A Voice to Parliament is one of the key reforms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have called for through the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
  2. It gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people an opportunity to give feedback on issues that affects them and their communities.
  3. Making the Voice part of the Constitution means it can’t be easily abolished by future governments. This protects the Voice to Parliament for many generations to come, irrespective of the governing party (no matter which party is in power).

Ready to help the campaign?

A launch of the Unions for Yes campaign at Unions NSW.

The next six weeks will be crucial in winning this campaign. Can you pledge your support? Here are some ways your support will make a difference.

  1. Sign the pledge to vote YES.
  2. Have a conversation with your family members, friends and colleagues about why you’re voting YES.
  3. Put up a sign in your front yard.
  4. Join the Walk For Yes on September 17.
  5. Volunteer to doorknock in your local suburb or handing out materials at polling booths.

To get involved head to or


Authorised by Kate Lee, 365 Sussex St, Sydney 2000.

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