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Illawarra Business & Community Lunch on the Referendum

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On 14 October, Australia will go to the polls in our first referendum since the republic vote 24 years ago.

This referendum is generating just as much interest, as the Yes and No camps pitch their views on whether Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders should be recognised in our constitution and given a Voice to Parliament.

The surveys are still showing many people are undecided and want more information before they vote. This not-to-be-missed event is a chance to become better informed with a great line up of speakers, headed by respected journalist and political commentator, Kerry O’Brien.

Tickets are for 2 course meal, drinks and and once in a lifetime compelling, informed and critical discussion. 

Expert local panellists include:

Catherine MoyleGamilaroi researcher, educator, advocate, artist and mother. Involved in the governance of local First Nations & mainstream community organisations. Catherine is also Conscious Communtiy Lead, Indigenous Strategy Unit, University of Wollongong.

Terry Wetherall AM GAICDCouncillor and a director of Industry Super Australia (ISA). He is also a Past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Business NSW and Illawarra Business Chamber, and an independent representative of the Illawarra First Fund. Terry is also Past Chair of CareSuper.

Karen IlesDirector and Principal Solicitor of Vioelt Co Legal & Consulting, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Non-Executive Director. Karen is a Dharug Aboriginal woman with connection to Gunanday (Lower McDonald River) and Dyrubbin (Hawkesbury River).

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