After careful consideration, the Perth Hills Climate Change Interest Group’s committee has decided to support the campaign for a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum.  The Voice would act as an independent and permanent advisory body to the Federal parliament on matter that affect the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

PHCCIG recognises and values the importance of Indigenous knowledge and Caring for Country practices to climate change adaptation mitigation – for more information about this read here.

The referendum will ask us to vote on the referendum on the question of an Indigenous Voice to parliament.  This vote will give all Australians the chance to consider a change to our nation’s constitution that will honour and celebrate the rights, history and ongoing relationship of Indigenous Australians with this land. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people know best and understand the best way to deliver real and practical change in their communities. There is a large body of evidence about this.