Inner West BBQ for the Voice to Parliament 

Inner West BBQ for the Voice to Parliament by Ros Bradley

Despite the soaring heat, hundreds turned out on Saturday afternoon 18 February, at Petersham Park for a sausage sizzle and heard three impassioned speakers talk about the Voice to parliament including Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. He told the crowds how the Voice was a unifying moment for our nation and how he sought bipartisan support. Indeed, he said, “I will reach out to any parliamentarian across the political spectrum because this should not be the subject of partisan debate.” His catch cries of Recognition and Consultation [about the Voice] were heard loud and clear as well as “If not now, when?”

The two other fabulous speakers were Pat Anderson, co-chair of the Uluru Dialogue and Linda Burney, Minister for Indigenous Affairs. Both spoke well. Pat Andersen concluded her talk by saying that “the referendum was probably the most significant thing that all of us are going to do.” The crowd enthusiastically cheered this claim. Many Yes campaign leaflets were distributed to the responsive crowds – a tad in advance of the official launch in Adelaide later the following week: Click to view the official Yes23 website.