Voice to Parliament: Midsumma supports ‘yes, and…’

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Midsumma is pleased to issue the following statement in recognition of the upcoming referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

Midsumma was founded and operates on the lands and waters of the Bunurong, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) peoples of the Kulin Nation.


To the Voice to Parliament, Midsumma says ‘yes, and…”

We recognise that after voice must come Treaty and Truth… and a lot of listening.

At our core, Midsumma is about elevating the diverse voices of our colourful communities. We acknowledge and celebrate that there are many diverse and differing aspirations, beliefs, and views across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our LGBTQIA+ community know the trauma from those outside our communities voting on our place in society. We acknowledge the experience particularly of First Nations LGBTQIA+ who are subjected to such a debate again.

Just as LGBTQIA+ inequality has not been solved by ‘marriage equality’, we know that the Voice to Parliament will be a positive contribution to the lives of First Nations peoples, however it is only one step in the journey.

As we support the Voice, we also listen, and look forward to an ongoing journey of coming together for all who live on this land.



To find out more about The Voice visit voice.gov.au



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