What is the Voice?
In May 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Delegates from all points of the Southern Sky gathered in Mutitjulu in the shadow of Uluru and put their signatures on a historic statement - The Uluru Statement. They addressed the Australian people and invited the nation to create a better future by making actual change to be put into our constitution. Before the year is out, one important question will be put to all Australians and we will have an opportunity to make that change:
“A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?”
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What is Run for the Voice?
Starting on 17 April 2023, the Run for the Voice is a 14,400km run around Australia over 6 months led by Pat Farmer, Australia’s most recognised professional ultramarathon runner. Starting in April in Hobart, Tasmania, and finishing symbolically at Uluru, Pat will run up to 80km/day every day.
He'll be welcomed with a mayoral reception in every major town and city on route around the country. At every opportunity, Pat will speak in support of The Voice. This is an undertaking of mammoth proportions in the hope it will inspire Australians to make a stand – not just a simple vote, but a stand for Australia’s leadership and intent in human rights and equality.
Why is Pat Running?
"I'm taking on this run around Australia, more than 14 000 km, pushing my body to around 80km per day, day in, day out, through all weather conditions.
Because I feel passionate about equality in this country for every human being. Every citizen should have the opportunity for a good quality of life and the chance to realise their potential."