Good Things Foundation is proud to express our support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recognition in the constitution and a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament.
We believe that a Voice to Parliament is essential to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are heard and action taken to address the inequality that exists across all areas of society.
As an organisation committed to helping people improve their lives through digital, we tackle the most pressing social issues of our time, working with partners in thousands of communities across Australia to close the digital divide.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are among the most digitally excluded people in our society due to a lack of affordable access to technology and the digital skills needed to fully participate in our digital world. This inequity is recognised in Target 17 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, calling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have equal levels of digital inclusion by 2026.
If we are to fix the digital divide for all, we must ensure the voices, rights and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing digital exclusion are heard.
A Voice to Parliament will create a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to speak directly to the parliament about the decisions that affect their lives.
Good Things Foundation accepts the invitation outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports the call for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
We believe the Voice to Parliament is a crucial step to bring the change we need to ensure a just and inclusive Australia, now and forever.
Read more about why Good Things Foundation supports the Voice to Parliament. We're committed to combatting misinformation, hate speech and racist abuse circulated during the Voice campaign so everyone can make their own informed decision.