Voice referendum debate – Bendigo events

Speakers: The Rev. Cr. Andrea Metcalf, Tim Costello & Rodney Carter.

Good morning.
My name is Peter Noble and I am a long term Bendigo resident. I’m writing to you because I know that your organisation is committed to improving our community, fostering understanding and respect.
I write to inform you and your members about two events coming up in Bendigo, regarding the forthcoming referendum, featuring the Reverend Tim Costello and Djaara CEO Rodney Carter:

– an event for all comers at the St Pauls Anglican Cathedral on the evening of Tuesday 26th September: 

Bendigo Conversation Tickets

a business focussed breakfast at the Quality Hotel Lakeside on the morning of Wednesday 27th September: Business Breakfast Tickets 

The Reverend Tim Costello AO, one of Australia’s most admired and trusted social commentators and reformers, will visit Bendigo on 26-27 September and speak with undecided voters about the forthcoming referendum to alter the Constitution to recognise the First 

Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.Reverend Costello will be joined by local indigenous leader Rodney Carter. Rodney is a Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta elder, the CEO of Djarra (Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation) 

and delegate to the First People’s Assembly of Victoria. Like Reverend Costello, Rodney is deeply respected both locally and at a state and federal level. He is recognised for his principled advocacy for his people and his pragmatism at arriving at practical solutions that lead to positive change.The visit has been arranged by Bendigo for Yes, an affiliate body of the Yes23 campaign.If you don’t know much about the referendum proposal or are unsure of how you’ll vote I really encourage you to come along. It will be a really enriching discussion.The event on the evening of the 26th is free. Registrations are preferred and can be made through the above link. The Business breakfast (to which you and your members are also all welcome) attracts a small charge. Registrations are necessary and can be made through the above link.
I’d love to see you and your members at one of these events to learn more about and discuss a critical issue of our generation.