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As debate around enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament divides opinion and splits political parties, a national panel of Indigenous academic’s, activists, and educators will discuss the Voice, beyond simply Yes and No.

Hosted by the Centre for Global Indigenous Futures and the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics, the event is a chance to hear from notable speakers including:

Lynda-June Coe, a proud Wiradjuri and Badu Island Yinaa from Erambie, Cowra NSW. She is a cultural educator, teacher, activist and NSW Greens member.

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts, a proud Bundjalung Widubul-Wiabul woman and advocate for human rights, who is passionate about education, children, and young people. She is completing her PhD at UTS

Dr Leanne Holt is a Worimi/Biripi Aboriginal woman from the mid-coast of New South Wales, Australia. She is the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) and Adjunct Academic Fellow with the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University, with over 25 years’ of experience in the higher education sector.

Kooma man and Elder, Uncle Wayne, ‘Coco’ Wharton is a long-term advocate for Aboriginal rights and member of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy.

Duncan Ivison is a Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and author of ‘Can Liberal States Accommodate Indigenous Peoples’.

Doors will open at 5pm at Macquarie University on Wednesday, April 12, and while the event is already at capacity, Indigenous Studies scholar Professor Bronwyn Carlson at Macquarie University said it will be recorded and encouraged people to tune in.

You can find out more about the event here