Our engagement

The University of Melbourne has been an active participant in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Indigenous Voice to Parliament journey for many years. As a leading education institution in Australia, the University has played a role in shaping the dialogue around this critical issue. In fact, the University hosted one of the first national dialogues, enabling First Nations peoples in Victoria to come together to discuss the Uluru Statement. These dialogues resulted in Australia's most significant consultation process with First Nations peoples.

Furthermore, many of the University's academic experts have been instrumental in this journey, including distinguished professors Marcia Langton and Cheryl Saunders, who have served on various national advisory panels and committees and have made significant contributions to the initiative in recent years. Their invaluable expertise and insights have been vital in advancing the conversation about the Uluru Statement and the Voice to Parliament, where we now have a significant decision in the hands of the Australian people.

The University of Melbourne's participation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice to Parliament journey illustrates its commitment to advancing Indigenous peoples' intellectual, cultural, economic, and social welfare, as well as advocating for and upholding fundamental human rights in Australia and beyond.

Read our statements of support

Working group

The University's engagement in the Voice to Parliament conversation is a joint effort from all of our departments and faculties. In addition to these efforts and those of our Voice to Parliament experts, a small group of dedicated staff members work behind the scenes to make sure all Voice to Parliament activities are readily accessible to you.

Genevieve Costigan (Acting) Associate Director, Strategic Communications (Research) gco@unimelb.edu.au
Nardia Dazkiw Director, Strategic Communications nardia.dazkiw@unimelb.edu.au
Zane KingiIndigenous Advisorzane.kingi@unimelb.edu.au