Bayala, Ngara Wingara

Speak - listen - think

Words by Hamani (he/him), NSW  The piece ‘Bayala, Ngara Wingara’ may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services: – 13YARN– 13 92 76 Lifeline – 13 11 14   As a proud Wiradjuri, Dharug, Dunghutti, Gooreng Gooreng and Tongan young person, I am…

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Thoughts on No: the Aftermath

Thoughts on No

Words by Gabe (he/him), 17 QLD    The piece ‘Thoughts on no: the aftermath’ may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. 13YARN– 13 92 76 Lifeline – 13 11 14   For months, I had dreamed of waking up on October 15th…

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Ring Your Rello

Ring Your Rello

Words by Alejo (he/him), 20 NSW Talking to your relatives about politics is a daunting thing. I should know, I do it constantly, and honestly, now that I’m writing this out, it might be a reason for my diagnosed anxiety disorder. You might not have a strong opinion on a subject or know what they’re…

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Youth for the Voice: Inspiring Change and Unity

Youth for the Voice

Words by Maeson (they/them), 22 WA   On October 14th, 18 million Australian’s will make their way to primary schools, community centres and sports halls across the country, to write a single word on a piece of paper. It may be the most important word that many of us ever write. I’m, of course, talking…

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Dissent to dialogue – reclaiming the Voice

Dissent to Dialogue

Words by Flynn (he/him), 19 QLD  We have a date! The referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament has been locked in for October 14. With that date not being far away at all, you’d think it’d be safe to assume that voters know what they’d be voting on, and why it matters. However,…

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Nothing changes if nothing changes

Politically speaking I consider myself a moderate

Words by Brodie (he/him), 16 QLD  In the context of a history of misguided mismanagement and pig ignorance on the part of Australia’s politicians towards the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, the Voice provides a once in a generation chance to take a step in the right direction and sets the…

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Harmonising Voices

Harmonising Voices

Words by Louie (he/him), 16 QLD  The prospect of the Voice referendum sinking into the quagmire of partisan politics would undoubtedly be a tragic turn that every Australian should earnestly strive to prevent. The heart of the Yes argument, while not always eloquently put forth, boils down to a pivotal historic juncture – an opportunity…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: The Voice Referendum

Aboriginal Flag on a navy background.

At the end of this year, we get a chance to have our say in the Voice to Parliament referendum. It’s a HUGE deal that’s got everyone talking, sparking a debate across the whole country. Supporters of the Yes vote are all about making positive change happen. They believe this referendum can push our society…

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