This week on Let’s Talk…Referendum, Karen catches up with the Director of Yes23, Dean Parkin, to talk through the case for the Voice to Parliament and why it matters that the referendum is successful.

In this conversation, Karen and Dean talk through the longer history of movements for constitutional reform and recognition to understand the origins of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the current proposal for a Voice to Parliament.

We learn a bit about why proponents of the Voice to Parliament think that it needs to come before treaties and truth-telling, and why they’re excited about the political possibility of a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament. And we dig into the nuts and bolts of this strategy of constitutional change, to understand why a yes vote matters in the longer history of struggles for Indigenous self-determination.