Voice To Parliament | Prof Cheryl Kickett - Tucker

Is this Australia's pivotal moment? In this episode, host David Karsten is joined by Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker to discuss the upcoming Australian referendum on recognising the First Nations people of Australia in the constitution and the potential establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.

  • What is the proposed Voice to Parliament? [01:10]
  • How Prof. Kickett-Tucker's community is feeling about the referendum [08:22]
  • What would a ‘yes’ vote mean? [11:15]
  • How would a ‘no’ vote impact how Australia is perceived? [18:21]
  • Prof. Kickett-Tucker's community programs [20:49]
  • Prof. Kickett-Tucker on her personal motivations and hopes for the future [33:15]

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Koya Aboriginal Corporation

Curtin’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Australia’s Information on the Voice to Parliament

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Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker AM

Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker AM is a Wadjuk Noongar Aboriginal from Western Australia. She is a Research Fellow at Curtin University and Project Director at Koya Aboriginal Corporation.

Her research interests include Aboriginal identity and self-esteem of Aboriginal children, including the development of culturally appropriate instruments for racial identity and self-esteem across the lifespan.

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Host: David Karsten

Content creator: Zoe Taylor

Producer and Recordist: Alex Foot

Social Media: Amy Hosking

Executive Producers: Anita Shore

 First Nations Acknowledgement 

Curtin University acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which Curtin Perth is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation, and on Curtin Kalgoorlie, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields; and the First Nations peoples on all Curtin locations.


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