This week on Let’s Talk…Referendum, Karen is joined by Senior Law Man, Elder, and leader of the Euahlayi Nation from Goodooga, New South Wales, Ghillar Michael Anderson.
Ghillar Michael Anderson is the only surviving co-founder of the 1972 Aboriginal Tent Embassy, and he has been an activist fighting for justice and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for more than 50 years.
We caught up with Ghillar Michael Anderson to understand his concerns with the proposed Voice to Parliament and the upcoming referendum. We talk through the grassroots opposition to the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition and the proposed Voice to Parliament, and the erasure of what Anderson calls the “progressive” No vote from mainstream media reporting.
We dig into the nuts and bolts of the strategy behind the progressive “no” campaign: what they hope it will achieve, and how it will serve the broader project of justice and self-determination for Blackfullas.