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Student-led Voice to Parliament Forum

2 October 2023

Hear perspectives and join discussion at the Student-led Voice to Parliament Forum

With only a couple of weeks before the Voice to Parliament referendum on Saturday 14 October, if you’re eligible to vote, it’s important you inform yourself about the history and issues behind the referendum and consider the question fully.

If you’re looking for a chance to hear other’s views and discuss, Deakin University is hosting the Student-led Voice to Parliament Forum. This is a student-led initiative, endorsed by Deakin University and the Vice-Chancellor, to invite students to actively participate in informed conversations, learn about the proposal, discuss its implications and share perspectives.

Forum details

As this is a live, open discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

If you’re interested, register now to attend either in person or online via Zoom.

The panellists

Dr Shireen Morris

Shireen Morris is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Law School. She researches, teaches and publishes in constitutional law and constitutional reform. Indigenous constitutional recognition and the concept of a First Nations constitutional voice are areas of specialisation for Dr. Morris.

Dr Oscar Roos

Roos is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin Law School. He is the Winner of the 2021 Saunders Prize, awarded by the Australian Association of Constitutional Law for excellence in Australian constitutional law scholarship.

Ms Teela Reid

Teela Reid is a Wiradjuri and Wailwan lawyer, essayist, storyteller and co-founder of @blackfulla_bookclub. Teela is currently practicing in Sydney as a senior solicitor in Aboriginal Land Rights litigation. She is also the current Practitioner in Residence at Sydney Law School. Additionally, she is a campaigner for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Mr Benjamin Abbatangelo

Ben is a Gunaikurnai and Wotjobaluk activist, writer, journalist and deputy CEO of AIME. He is also a former Melbourne Starts cricket player. Ben has written for The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, Indigenous X and has appeared on Q&A for the ABC.

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