Why this Kamilaroi woman wants you to vote yes in The Voice referendum

Yvonne Orley advocating for the 'yes' vote at Brisbane's 2023 Labor Conference. Image by Netta Finney

Brisbane-based Kamilaroi woman, Yvonne Orley, wants you to vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming referendum on whether to recognise Indigenous peoples as the First Peoples of Australia in the Constitution through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

Ms Orley is part of the Labor Party Indigenous Network and Community Alliance.

The Voice will be an independent, representative body for First Nations peoples that will advise the Australian Parliament and the Government.

It will give First Nations peoples a say on matters that affect them.

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