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The Voice — Treaty or Truth Telling. What? When? How?

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$10 – $20


Wednesday 22 March 2023 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (UTC+11)


City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley Street (Cnr William Street), West Melbourne Vic 3003



Is justice for the First Nations of this land getting any closer? What exactly can the Voice to Parliament achieve? What can we expect between now and the referendum? And after the referendum? Voice First vs Treaty First – is the conflict real or artificial? How can we ensure a lively and constructive national conversation?

On Wednesday 22nd March, Conversation at the Crossroads is launching VOICES: The Lunchtime Series, addressing often neglected questions that will vitally affect the human future.

Fittingly, we have chosen as the topic of our first Conversation Voice, Treaty, Truth Telling: What? When? How? – an issue of national and international significance.

Two powerful, articulate voices will introduce the conversation: Marcus Stewart, Co-Chair of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, and Tjanara Goreng Goreng, National Convener of the Foundation for Indigenous Recovery Australia (FIRDA).

We will explore whether Australia is ready to move beyond the trauma of European colonisation. Will the referendum on the Voice to Parliament deliver justice to the First Nations of this land? If so, how? Will it create a pathway to Treaty and Truth Telling? How can we ensure a vigorous and constructive national conversation before and after the referendum?

If you live, work, shop, dine or have any reason to be in or near the Melbourne CBD, this is a unique opportunity to join us in person. We have chosen a delightful venue set within the picturesque Flagstaff Gardens. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to converse and network with others. The venue seats only 100, so it will be first come, first served.

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March 22
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$10 – $20
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