Take 1: First, there was the 1000+ petition to Boroondara Council, tabled by and spoken to by Cr Franco at their August meeting. There were about 40 of us in the public gallery. There was to be a deputation with 2 speakers there as well but it was cancelled by the Mayor with just 8 hrs notice. Then she approved that it happen at their September meeting.
Take 2: At the September meeting there was a magnificent deputation (see it here from 3:06 to 11:08 minutes) from the 2 speakers allowed us, Uncle Shane Charles and Samantha Rudolph from VACCHO. it was met with stony silence. We were there again.
Take 3: now, at last and following the Wurundjeri Woiwurring Council coming out in favour of the Voice, there was a motion before Council's out-of-sequence meeting on this coming Monday to support the Uluru Statment of the Heart! This will force a vote on it at least, and so stop their hiding on the issue.
If it's good enough for Monique Ryan, Jess Wilson and John Pessuto, our other elected members, to state a position, it behooves Councillors to stand up and be counted also.
Please RSVP and come if you can. The meeting NOW starts at 7:30 pm. Please be in the antechamber by 7:20. This part will be well over by 8:00 and we can leave when they have voted on it.