Australian unions are urging working people to vote Yes for recognition and Voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. But how do we persuade our co-workers, neighbours, and friends?
Join union delegates, organisers, and comrades from across the labour movement in a learning opportunity geared to help everyone have effective organising conversations that bring can our community together and move Australia forward.
Monday, 12 June 2023
TLC Building, Level 5, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane
Authorised by J King, Queensland Council of Unions, 16 Peel Street South Brisbane
Queensland Unions acknowledges the traditional lands on which we live and work – in Meanjin (Brisbane) the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera Peoples – and pays respect to elders past and present.
We also urge all Australians to heed the call of First Nations people who seek our movement’s support for a Voice to Parliament enshrined in the constitution. Parliaments have made laws and failed policies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for centuries; a voice enshrined in the constitution will give them a direct line to parliament to give advice on laws and policies that directly affect them.
Previous laws have often entrenched discrimination and disadvantage such as forcing First Nations Peoples to work for free or below legal minimum wages over two centuries. The minimum First Nations Peoples deserve is that their voice be respected and listened to before laws and policies are made. For these reasons Queensland Unions has committed to supporting the "Yes" campaign in the upcoming referendum.