3KND broadcast live from Pender's Park in Thornbury to bear witness to a powerful #YesToVoice Community BBQ that was hosted by Ged Kearney, the Local Member for Cooper and included two incredibly influential and powerful guest speakers. The Honourable Linda Burney, Minister for Indigenous Australians, and Jill Gallagher AO, who is the CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc.
The day was well supported by many local community members, and organisations, who had a chance to come and hear what the Voice to Parliament is about. Members of the public had the opportunity to ask all three speakers questions about what the vote would mean, grab a photo, and the all important sausage sandwich.
To hear these three amazing women speak about what the Voice to Parliament would mean to First Nations Peoples was inspirational.
The Honourable Linda Burney talked about her visit to Flinders Island, as well as other towns and cities around Australia, and the importance of understanding that this voice is for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Jill Gallagher AO, spoke of the important work that she has done as the Commissioner of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission and how that work that the Commission did, lead to the establishment of the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria.
Ged Kearney spoke of the shift in community, how proud she has been to engage with community, and hear their stories, and how she believes that the YES Vote will succeed.
There were other important organisations and community members that attended. Marcus Stewart from the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, Clothing The Gaps Laura Campbell, Koorie Academy Basketball Ricky Baldwin Rotary Club of Preston Melbourne Ruth McCall, along with many, many ally's that attended.
This was a day that was not to be missed, and 3KND were privileged to have been able to bring this momentous, and important conversation to our listeners who could not make it in Naarm, across Australia, and the world.