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Curiosity and want for information on Voice across QLD, NSW - Voice co-chairs

Callan Morse -

Uluṟu Dialogue Co-Chairs Pat Anderson AO and Professor Megan Davis say there is great curiosity and want for information on the Voice in First Nations communities across Queensland and New South Wales.

Following an information drive for local communities across Queensland during NAIDOC Week, the Uluru Dialogue team will continue delivering regional dialogues with local First Nations communities and the broader Australian population, to answer questions related to the upcoming First Nations Voice referendum.

"We're receiving many requests from mob in Queensland and New South Wales for information sessions like these," said Professor Megan Davis, Cobble Cobble woman, Co-Chair of the Uluru Dialogue and Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law at the University of New South Wales.

"They are keen to find out more because they're sceptical of what they hear about the Voice from politicians in public forums and in the media.

"We are finding that people like learning about the Voice, alongside its functions and importance, from experts like our travelling Uluru Dialogue team.

"They appreciate we make the effort to travel out to their communities to meet with them, rather than being dictated to via social media about constitutional recognition and spurious assertions of why it's wrong to vote for it."

The Uluru Dialogue recent head information sessions at the Laura Quinkan Indigenous Dance Festival, with the Uluru Dialogue team hosting two nightly Yarning Circles for festival goers, drawing mob and other local community members together.

Dialogues have also been held Cooktown, Laura, Cairns, Mossman, Ingham, Innisfail and Mareeba last week, where the Uluru Dialogue team explained how a First Nations Voice will make a practical difference to the lives of First Peoples.

The Uluru Dialogue team has also been spreading the word across several New South Wales regions and towns this past week including Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Narrabri, Moree as well as across metropolitan Sydney.

Additionally, communities in Port Douglas, Kuranda, Townsville, Palm Island, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Tamworth, Mudgee, Wellington, Gilgandra, Trangie, Narromine, Gulargambone, Nyngan, Warren and Hervey Bay, have also been visited by the Uluru Dialogue team.

The Uluṟu Dialogue will soon announce dates for Voice dialogue sessions in South East Queensland, North and South Burnett and South Australia.

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