ADVOCACY: We support ‘Yes!’
We support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Healthabitat stands behind the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Yes 23 campaign, and declare our support for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution and the inclusion of a Voice to Parliament.
For the past three decades, we have supported and strived for equitable outcomes for Indigenous communities. By voting ‘yes,’ the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a greater chance to be heard at a national level, elevating crucial issues such as Indigenous Housing, Health, Employment, and Community Capacity.
Whilst improvements have been made, health crises like Rheumatic Heart Disease and Trachoma, and many diseases related to living conditions persist. These challenges demand our immediate attention and collective action.
This goes beyond politics; it’s about respecting fundamental human rights and working together as a nation. Our hope is that The Voice will be a crucial step towards reconciliation, promoting better housing, health, education, justice, and equity across Australia.
We encourage everyone to engage with the facts, educate themselves on the issues, and lend their support to the Yes23 campaign.
Paul Torzillo, Stephan Rainow, Karin Richards, David Donald – Healthabitat Directors
General Resources and Information about ‘Yes’
- FAQs about the Indigenous Voice
- ’10 questions about the Voice to Parliament – answered by the experts’ – Article in The Conversation
- Australian Electoral Commission – The Case for voting YES
- Voice to Parliament Guide
- Together, Yes
- The Uluru Statement Supporters Kit
- Yes Campaign flyers, fact sheets, shirts and information
- ‘A Voice to Parliament’ – Online training course