Welcome to the Mulka for Yes page - we're the local Yes group for Yes23 for East Arnhem Land.
The upcoming referendum is for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people through a Voice to Parliament. We want to encourage all Australians to have this conversation in the community & be informed!
A resounding YES vote will take everyone's support.
Words of Djawa Yunupingu from Garma Keynote Address:
Djawa Yunupingu said Australia was "not complete" without the Voice, which he described as "gift" his brother had "sought to give" the nation.
"We stay strong with our laws and our constitutions, but our laws do not run the country," he said.
"The Australian constitution runs the country... yet Australia is not complete.
"Australia was built on an ancient foundation. Let the voice of our people be in the constitution."
He said the constitutional recognition would mean Yolngu people could be "fully engaged in the life of a nation, through the rulebook that runs Australia".
"We don't want to be sitting on the side waiting for Garma each year," he said.