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Peter Dutton to be welcomed to Voice Referendum Working Group today

Emma Ruben -

Federal opposition leader Peter Dutton is to be welcomed to the Voice Referendum Working Group to hear a presentation on Thursday, 2 February, from those behind the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

In addition, Mr Dutton will be able to hear from First Nations people on why they support the Voice.

Uluru Statement co-chairs Pat Anderson and Megan Davis, alongside Cape York Institute's Noel Pearson will co-present the presentation in an aim to provide Mr Dutton a broader understanding of First Nations Voice and why First Nations communities believe it to be a necessity.

Cobble Cobble woman, Professor Davis said Mr Dutton's attendance was welcome and she hopes it will clarify the significance of a constitutionally enshrined Voice.

"The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a historic First Nations consensus on the way forward in Australia. It represents the wish of First Nations Peoples throughout the country who want a better future, and a change that delivers better practical outcomes on the ground in Communities," she said.

"Our people know that when they are heard, they do get better outcomes for their communities, for their families.

"We gifted the Uluru Statement from the Heart to the Australian people, not politicians, because it is too important to get caught up in partisan politics.

"Our hope is that Mr Dutton and his party room support First Nations Peoples and help bring the whole country together to make this important constitutional change."

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