We vote yes!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s First Nations Peoples

‘The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand unequivocally supports the Voice to Parliament and encourages our community to learn about the proposal and make an informed choice before voting at the upcoming referendum.

The Voice to Parliament proposal aims to recognise First Nations Australians in the Constitution for the first time.

Unlike other countries that recognise the original owners in formal agreements like a Treaty, the Australian Government has never recognised First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners of our lands and waters in our constitution.

This means that every time we change Government First Nations Australians have to rely on the goodwill of the new Government to fulfill promises made by previous Governments.

Having a formal Voice to Parliament ensures that any policy changes that are made that impact First Peoples Cultures must include authentic consultation.

Autistics are represented in all cultures, including First Nations cultures.

It is important to recognise and support the diversity within the autistic community and work towards creating a society that values and respects all individuals, regardless of their background or identity.

We stand with all marginalised groups in our Country to work together to uphold human rights and seek social justice for all citizens.

For more information on this proposed change to Australia’s Constitution, please go to: yes23.com.au/voice

‘Nothing about us, without us’ is for all of us.