Voice to Parliament Bayside Community Forum

Bayside Council invites you to our free community forum on the national referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament.

The forum features a panel discussion with special guests Thomas Mayo and Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM, who have both authored and consulted on the Uluru Statement proposal for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.

Our panellists will discuss the importance of enshrining a First Nations Voice in the constitution, and answer questions from attendees after their opening remarks.

Spots are limited so registrations are essential.

Date and location

Date: Thursday, 1 June

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Brighton-Le-Sands

Meet our panellists

Thomas Mayo

Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man, and the author and lead advocate for the Uluru Statement proposal for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.

Thomas is the Chairperson of the Northern Territory Indigenous Labor Network and is an executive member of the Northern Territory Trades and Labour Council.

Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM

Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM, is a Bidjigal-Yuin woman, and Bayside resident who is the Principal Consultant Indigenous Engagement and Senior Advisor for the Voice Co-Design Senior Advisory Group.

Marcia became the first Aboriginal to represent Australia in netball when she took to the court against New Zealand in Christchurch in May, 1986, and was part of the silver medal team at the 1987 Netball World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Marcia received the 1988 Order of Australia Medal for services to netball.

Published on: Thu, 18/05/2023 - 10:34