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On the Voice to Parliament

Charles Prouse



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11 July 2023
Expanding on the generous offer held within the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Charles Prouse elaborates on what a 'yes' vote in the Voice to Parliament referendum will mean and why it is so important for our nation.
'An engaging, Aboriginal storytelling-style essay [that] argues clearly why the Voice will benefit First Nations people and the Australian nation.' - PROFESSOR PETER YU AM, Vice-President (First Nations), Australian National University

Kimberley-born Indigenous business leader Charles Prouse has spent 30 years working in Indigenous affairs across the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. He's been asked many times how to fix 'the Aboriginal situation'. He's also been asked about the Voice to Parliament. It can be a complex question to answer, but it can also be as simple as listening, having compassion and trusting that together we can do this.

This book doesn't explain every single challenge and every single solution, there are websites and factsheets for that. What it gives us is the human perspective.

Rather than being ostriches with our heads in the sand, Charles Prouse urges all Australians to be nosey emus and investigate with open hearts and minds what the Voice to Parliament will mean for our country, and why it's so important to vote Yes.

'A fresh, honest perspective on why the Voice matters from Derby, WA, to Sydney and beyond. Makes practical sense of what some are seeking to politicise.' - TANYA HOSCH, Executive General Manager, Inclusion and Social Policy, AFL

'A must-read conversation from a grassroots Aboriginal man about the importance of being informed about the Yes vote, time to start the journey for change.' - WAYNE BERGMANN, Managing Director,

Leedal Foundation

Imprint:   Hachette
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 179mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   66g
ISBN:   9780733651441
ISBN 10:   0733651445
Pages:   96
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Charles Prouse is a Nyikina man from the Kimberley, Western Australia, with over 20 years' experience in Indigenous affairs across Australia. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia. He has worked on Indigenous projects with state and federal governments and in the not-for-profit and private sectors, and currently co-owns NyikBar Consulting, specialising in supplier diversity and Indigenous program implementation. From 2015 to 2022 Charles was the first Indigenous person on the board of the Benevolent Society, and is Chair of the Aurora Education Foundation. He lives in Sydney.

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