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Justice & Advocacy Gubbi Gubbi and Dharumbal man and Anglicare Cultural Practice Lead Adrian Malone Justice & Advocacy

Why I am voting “yes” in the referendum: Adrian Malone

“My dad’s mum, Nan, taught me Dreaming stories, about animals and language. My mum’s dad, Grandad Daylight, taught me stories about the Dreaming, including how the mountains were formed. When I was very young, my aunties and uncles taught me how to fish for whiting and barramundi and how to hunt for turtle and dugong. I learnt a lot from my Old People around the campfire because I listened,” says Gubbi Gubbi and Dharumbal man Adrian Malone from Anglicare

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples know their peoples' needs and have ancient wisdom to share. A Voice to Parliament will ensure that this knowledge and wisdom are listened to by policy makers, thereby helping to close the gap" (Phyllis Marsh, Learning Innovator – Indigenous Perspectives, West Moreton Anglican College)
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Why I am voting “yes” in the referendum: Phyllis Marsh

“Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a pragmatic Voice to Parliament will elevate the education outcomes of Indigenous young people. Consequently our young people will be able to stand strong in who they are and be given the same opportunities as other Australian students. This is why I am voting ‘yes’ in the referendum,” says MaMu woman Phyllis Marsh, from West Moreton Anglican College


Bishop Cam's 2023 message to secondary school students

“For 30 thousand years, and 12 hundred generations, stories have been told and have been passed on so that the community can understand why a hill is in a certain place; where water can be found when it’s dry; where it is safe to go, and when it is unsafe. Jesus often used story telling when teaching and two thousand years later many of his stories continue to resonate because we can relate to them,” says Bishop Cam Venables


Bishop Cam's 2023 message to primary school students

“I love visiting people who have lived on sheep and cattle properties for many years. They have learnt to care for the land and the animals they look after, which is brilliant…Even more brilliant are some of the Aboriginal elders I have met who have a much longer connection to Country, and a longer history of caring for the land. Knowledge has been passed on through older people telling younger people stories that explain what to do and where things are…Jesus used to tell stories and I’d like to share with you one of my favourites,” says Bishop Cam Venables

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National Anglican Aboriginal Bishop writes about the Voice referendum

“The ability to hear the small voice is something that was at the heart of the ministry of Jesus. The ignored and marginalised found someone who listened to them. There are numerous occasions when Jesus stopped to listen. Jesus’ acts of recognition are often set in contrast to those who could neither hear what was being said or see the people who were speaking,” says Bishop Chris McLeod