'Unafraid' about what's Voice

'Unafraid' about what's Voice

Film maker Rachel Perkins, co-chair of Australia's Aboriginal Constitutional Recognition, said it's 'alarming' that some people still don't know what the Voice to Parliament is.

The woman, who delivered the Dr Charles Perkins Memorial Oration, named after her father, said a lack of understanding was a 'problem the Yes campaign has'.

t know what the voice is, or why we want it, she said.

not enough information out there about what the Voice was or how it would work.

In 1965, her father organised a bus tour as a student at the University of Sydney. The aim of the report was to show the state of race relations in the country.

In 1966, Perkins became the first Aboriginal man to graduate from the university.

She said she is continuing her father's legacy of activism ahead of the referendum on October 14th.

In her speech, Ms Perkins compared Dutton's position on the Voice to other opposition leaders.

d say much the same to voters, tempted by Mr Dutton's argument that we should limit the referendum to just constitutional recognition.

s plan represents no change... to the strategy employed for the past decade, which has yielded no significant closing of the gap and nothing to alleviate the plight of people in communities that he describes as squalid.

Dutton has been contacted for comment.

The Liberal leader has said he would hold a referendum to establish his constitutional authority within his first term if elected prime minister at the next federal election.

Mr Dutton, who chaired the committee, said: In the past, Mr Dutton has advocated for the re-election of the government.

The referendum could mark an opportunity to bring the country together, she said, drawing parallels to the 1967 referendum.