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Our stance on the Voice


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council expresses our support for a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

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We acknowledge that the Indigenous Voice represents a significant stride towards empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in addressing the deep-seated inequities prevalent in numerous social, economic and health indicators.

By working in tandem with truth-telling, a robust First Nations Voice will serve as the bedrock for the journey towards reconciliation.

This journey may encompass treaties, sovereignty, and various opportunities that the First Nations Voice can explore and advocate for.

As people of faith, we firmly believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. A constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice supports and promotes this belief by providing a platform for consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on a local level.

The Indigenous Voice represents a powerful and necessary stride towards rectifying the systemic and historical injustices endured by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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