University of Melbourne Academic Board supports Voice to Parliament

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The University of Melbourne's Academic Board has announced its support for the current government proposal for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

The Board's resolution reflects the University's values, which include advancing the intellectual, cultural, economic and social welfare of communities, and recognising the particular needs and aspirations of Indigenous Australians, advocating and upholding fundamental human rights and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and harmonious scholarly community.

These values are consistent with aims of the current proposal for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

This follows the University Council and Executive’s affirming their support in early March for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the ‘yes’ position in the referendum.

About the University of Melbourne’s Academic Board

Established by Council, the Academic Board is the principal academic governance body for the University of Melbourne. The Board is responsible for quality assurance in academic activities including maintenance of high standards in teaching, learning and research.

The membership of the Board is designed to reflect the voice of the University's scholarly community and is comprised of the professoriate and members of the Academic Board subcommittees, student and professional staff representatives and senior leaders.

Find out more at the University of Melbourne's Voice to Parliament website.