Thursday, 6 April 2023

For more than 60,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have had a unique connection to culture, land and waters across Australia. As the community foundation for Greater Melbourne, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation supports a diverse and inclusive community.

This year in the Foundation’s centenary year, all Australians have a historic opportunity to formally recognise First Nations peoples in the Constitution. This will ensure First Nations peoples have a say in the matters that affect them by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

The Foundation’s CEO Dr Catherine Brown OAM says, “We give our support to all First Nations people, especially the Wurundjeri and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation in Greater Melbourne (Naarm), because we believe in a strong and resilient future for our First Nations people.

“We understand that the best outcomes emerge when the voices of those affected are heard. Giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a say in their future will make a positive and practical difference and will build a more positive future for all Australians.”

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation says Yes to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Voice to Parliament.