Country, Culture, People, Future

Referendum Roadshows

Voice to Parliament – Yamatji and Pilbara Referendum Roadshows

First Nations peoples from across the nation came together and created The Uluru Statement from the Heart.

We call for Voice, Treaty and Truth – in that order.

The Voice to Parliament is the first part of implementing the Uluru Statement of the Heart, which will strengthen the relationship between First Nations people and all Australians through recognition and respect.

YMAC’s Board of Directors was proud to endorse the Yes vote for the Voice to Parliament 2023 referendum, believing it will allow future generations to have equal opportunity in all areas.

YMAC Co-Chairperson – Yamatji Region, Mr Peter Windie, said recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution and creating a Voice to Parliament was a vitally important step to move forward.

“It will better enable us to shape our future and give First Nations peoples the means to speak on decisions that impact our lives,” he said.

YMAC Co-Chairperson – Pilbara Region, Miss Natalie Parker, says the Voice to Parliament would be a positive move for real and practical change that could lead the way in overcoming disadvantages faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

“We need to be involved in the decisions about us to ensure our concerns and ideas – and potential solutions – are heard by government,” she said.

We want you to join us on this journey, so we are coming to the Pilbara and Yamatji regions as part of our Referendum Roadshow.

All members of the community are welcome to attend one of our Referendum Roadshow events to learn more about:

Here’s when we will be in your community:

Yamatji Referendum Roadshow

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2023
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Carnarvon Yacht Club, 2 West Street, South Carnarvon

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Northampton RSL, Cnr. Essex St & Great Northwest Coastal Hwy, Northampton

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: QEII Community Centre, 88 Durlacher Street, Geraldton

Mount Magnet
Date: Thursday, 24 August 2023
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Anzac Hall, 88 Hepburn St, Mount Magnet

Pilbara Referendum Roadshow

Date: Monday, 4 September 2023
Times: 10.00am – 12.00pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: RM Forrest Hall, 29 Second Ave, Onslow

Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Times: 10.00am – 12.00pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Pegs Creek Pavilion, Galbraith Road, Karratha

Port Hedland
Date: Thursday, 7 September 2023
Times: 1.00pm – 3.00pm (Train the Trainer Workshop) and 5.30pm – 7.30pm (Information Session)
Venue: Walkabout Hotel, 945 Great Northern Hwy, Port Hedland

Port Hedland
Date: Friday, 8 September 2023
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Walkabout Hotel, 945 Great Northern Hwy, Port Hedland

Tom Price
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Times: 10.00am – 12.00pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Tom Price Community Centre, Tamarind Street, Tom Price

Date: Thursday, 14 September 2023
Times: 10.00am – 12.00pm and 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Senior Sports Pavilion, Boomerang Oval, Mindarra & Newman Drive, Newman

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

Disclaimer: Caution: Please be advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased people.

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