Statement from the OPAN board on the Voice to Parliament
Artist: Uncle Mick Adams
OPAN’s vision is of a society where older people are heard, informed, and respected and where they enjoy and exercise their human rights.
The rights of older people do not exist in isolation.
It is on that basis, OPAN’s Board of Directors supports an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
‘We believe the [October 14] referendum is an opportunity to take an important step forward in advancing the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,’ the board said in a Statement of Support.
‘We also acknowledge the diversity of opinion about the Voice proposal amongst our membership and staff and in the broader Australian community and we ask for different views to be respected in this debate.
‘Irrespective of the outcome of the referendum, OPAN will continue to embrace the spirit of Reconciliation and to walk alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the path towards a better future.’
Read the OPAN Board of Directors’ full statement here. >