Category: Voice to Parliament

Carlton Voice Referendum Conversations

The Voice to Parliament Referendum is a really important decision for the people of Australia and CNLC wants to provide a forum to talk about it in a friendly and welcoming environment.

On Thursday 31 August 6-8pm and Thursday 7 September 6-8pm we will hold Carlton Voice Referendum Conversations at 20 Princes Street, North Carlton. We ask people to join both sessions and to RSVP for catering purposes.

You can book online here:

It doesn’t matter if you are uncertain how to vote, everyone is welcome to their opinion. Meet at the CNLC fire circle to share some food and explore the native bushfood garden. We will then break into groups to go through a constructive and respectful conversation about the Voice and what enshrining an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament could do for Australia.

Please join us.

CNLC supports the Voice to Parliament

Later this year, the Australian people will vote in a referendum on enshrining in the Constitution of Australia an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament and Government. 

The Voice to Parliament represents the first step towards realising the full Uluru Statement from the Heart and will be a significant milestone in Australia’s long history, which started 60,000 years ago. 

Social justice is at the heart of CNLCs mission and purpose and for many years we have worked to remove the barriers that people face in living prosperous lives. Neighbourhood houses have always believed that everyone has a right to be heard and that people flourish when they have the resources and autonomy to reach their full potential. 

That’s why we’re supporting the ‘Yes’ position in the referendum. In doing so, CNLC is accepting the invitation embedded in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people for a better future, so they can have a say on policies and laws that directly affect their communities.

CNLC is proud of our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and proud to support the Voice to Parliament. We encourage all people to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the journey to voice, treaty and truth. 

Tony R. Milne
Executive Officer

More information is available at: – an excellent resource from the Government Indigenous agency  this is a short course you can do – about 20- minutes of listening and thinking about The Voice and why it matters – an excellent place to begin your journey  – excellent resources and background material

Professor Megan Davis as she reads  The Uluru Statement from the Heart

People can enrol to vote at: