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Enshrining a Powerful First Nations Voice in the Constitution

Date and Time (Sydney/Melbourne)

:
05:00pm to 06:30pm Sunday 5 July 2020

Organisation

: Emanuel Synagogue

Please sign up for this event by clicking here:

https://www.emanuel.org.au/event/first-nations

About:

The urgency of structural change in Australia to honour First Nations sovereignty by enshrining a powerful First Nations Voice in the Constitution.

The Honourable Justice Stephen Rothman AM was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales after a lengthy career as a barrister. For about 5 years, he chaired the Ngara Yura Committee of the NSW Judicial Commission, which liaises with the Aboriginal community.  He was the President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and is currently the President of The Great Synagogue, Sydney.

Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman Teela Reid is a powerful campaigner and lawyer. She was involved as a working group leader on section 51(xxvi), the Races Power, in the Constitutional dialogue process that culminated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. In 2017, Teela was selected to attend Harvard University as a global Emerging Leader. On her return to Australia, Teela fearlessly took Prime Minister Turnbull to task on Q&A after his dismissal of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Thomas Mayor is a Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islander) man born and living on Larrakia country (Darwin).  Thomas Mayor will also be joining us and will read extracts from his book ‘Finding the Heart of the Nation'.

Enshrining a Powerful First Nations Voice in the Constitution

Date and Time (Sydney/Melbourne)

:
05:00pm to 06:30pm Sunday 5 July 2020

Organisation

: Emanuel Synagogue

Please sign up for this event by clicking here:

https://www.emanuel.org.au/event/first-nations

About:

The urgency of structural change in Australia to honour First Nations sovereignty by enshrining a powerful First Nations Voice in the Constitution.

The Honourable Justice Stephen Rothman AM was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales after a lengthy career as a barrister. For about 5 years, he chaired the Ngara Yura Committee of the NSW Judicial Commission, which liaises with the Aboriginal community.  He was the President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and is currently the President of The Great Synagogue, Sydney.

Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman Teela Reid is a powerful campaigner and lawyer. She was involved as a working group leader on section 51(xxvi), the Races Power, in the Constitutional dialogue process that culminated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. In 2017, Teela was selected to attend Harvard University as a global Emerging Leader. On her return to Australia, Teela fearlessly took Prime Minister Turnbull to task on Q&A after his dismissal of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Thomas Mayor is a Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islander) man born and living on Larrakia country (Darwin).  Thomas Mayor will also be joining us and will read extracts from his book ‘Finding the Heart of the Nation'.