The Chinese community organisations below have signed the Joint Resolution of Multicultural Community Organisations in support of a First Nations Voice to Parliament referendum (https://www.multiculturalforvoice.org/). We feel a deep sense of responsibility to join the national dialogue to make a First Nations Voice be heard in the Australian Parliament and be protected in the Australian Constitution through the forthcoming referendum.
If your organisation would like to sign this Joint Resolution and get involved in this journey, please contact us at [email protected] (a contact name and email address are required) or contact https://www.multiculturalforvoice.org/who-we-are directly.
Chinese Community Council of Australia, Victoria Chapter Inc. (CCCAV)
Asian Australian Volunteers Inc. (AAV)
Australian Asian Bussiness Women’s Association Inc. (AABWA)
Australia Victorian Multicultural Seniors Association Inc.
Chinese Australian Accord Inc.
Australian Shanghai Business Association Inc.
Melbourne Chinese Sports Federation Inc.
The Federation of Chinese Associations (Vic) Inc.
Chinese Australian Multicultural Association Inc.
Reid Business Community Inc.
Joint Resolution of Multicultural Community Organisations in support of a First Nations Voice to Parliament referendum (https://www.multiculturalforvoice.org/):
In 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples asked Australians to walk with them towards a better future.
Through the Uluru Statement from the Heart, they asked for constitutional recognition through a constitutionally guaranteed voice in their own affairs.
As leaders of diverse multicultural community organisations, we endorse the Uluru Statement and its call for a First Nations voice guaranteed by the Constitution.
This reform is modest, practical and fair.
We call on our political representatives to lead this referendum in the spirit of bipartisan and broad cooperation.
We commit our steadfast support, and urge all Australians to work together to ensure referendum success.
Let us co-operate across differences of politics and diversities of culture and faith, to heal our country and unify the nation.