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Nurses, midwives and personal care workers say Yes to the Voice20 September 2023
Nurses, midwives and personal care workers joined tens of thousands of Australians to Walk for Yes on Sunday in support for constitutional change for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
The Yes campaign walks were held in all state and territories to garner support for a “Yes” vote in the upcoming referendum on 14 October. A “Yes” vote asks people to listen to Indigenous Australians, recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and protect their voices in Australia’s 122 year old constitution.
“The result from the 14 October referendum will reveal much about our country. I really hope that Australians take this opportunity to vote “Yes” and finally recognise the oldest surviving culture in our Constitution,” said ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp, who attended the Melbourne Walk for Yes.
“A “Yes” vote provides hope and a pathway for First Nations peoples to make decisions on matters affecting their lives. As nurses and midwives we always subscribe to do no harm, a no vote will leave us nowhere, a yes vote provides opportunity for a different path, a positive, practical step forward,” Ms Sharp said.
Authorised by A.Butler, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Melbourne, 3000.
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