Indigenous Voice in Australia: Outcome of the Referendum and Lessons to be drawn

   2024. június 11. 10:00

The Institute for Minority Studies of HUN-REN CSS is pleased to invite you to the lecture


Indigenous Voice in Australia: Outcome of the Referendum and Lessons to be drawn

by Prof Bertus de Villiers


Date: 11 June, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Venue: 1097 Budapest, 4 Tóth Kálmán – Building T, Ground floor 25



Passcode: 475298


Prof Bertus de Villiers is a visiting professor at the law schools of the University of Johannesburg and the Curtin University in Perth.  He serves on the Australian judiciary as a member of the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

In October 2023 Australians rejected a proposal to create an advisory Voice for Aboriginal people. This is the 4th effort to grant to Aboriginal people a voice in policy and legislative issues that affect them. What were the main issues that caused concern to the electorate? Were Aboriginal people in agreement about the merit of the proposed Voice? What lessons can be learnt from this initiative? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by reference to Australian and international case studies concerning advisory bodies for indigenous people.


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