We are saying ‘Yes’.
We said ‘Yes’ back in 2017. Now, we need to say ‘Yes’ again.
This year, Australia has the chance to recognise the First Peoples of Australia, and the value of First Nations voices, experiences and leadership.
This progress flag, made of journey lines and meeting places, was created by Wiradjuri and Birpai man, Wayde Clarke, to symbolise the inclusion of everyone – no matter what journey life takes you on.
For Wayde, voting ‘Yes’ in this referendum is simply the right thing to do as a matter of inclusion, and recognition.
Equality Australia was born from a public vote, when LGBTIQ+ people and our allies stood together to make marriage equality a reality.
We won marriage equality after more than a decade of campaigning and only because our friends, families and people who just thought it was the right thing to do stood with us and voted ‘Yes’.
The Voice to Parliament stems from decades of advocacy from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking a fairer future and a say in the policies that affect them.
So for this referendum, we couldn’t be silent. We are saying ‘Yes’.
Our communities overlap, and we’re stronger when we stand together.
Art by Wiradjuri and Birpai man, Wayde Clarke. Also known as Alejandro Lauren.
Authorised by Anna Brown, Equality Australia, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.