As part of PGAV’s work to foster leadership within the public gallery sector in Victoria, including the leadership of First Nations artists and arts workers, we support the establishment of a Voice to Parliament.
Voting ‘Yes’ at the Referendum will recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our constitution through a Voice. This will ensure Indigenous Australians are listened to when policies that affect their communities – like the National Agreement on Closing the Gap – are being developed and enshrined in law.
Voting ‘Yes’ is supporting the self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is the pathway to Makarrata - truth and treaty with the people of Australia, and a better future for Indigenous Australians.
PGAV acknowledges that our members will have a diversity of views and we encourage everyone to seek out information about the Voice to Parliament and make an informed decision at the Referendum. See: aec.gov.au/referendum
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.