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The Vital Voice – Unpacking the Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Vital Voice – Unpacking the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Date & TimeWednesday 28 April 2021 12–1pm
Format Lunchtime Learning, Webinar
Price

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$0.00

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$55.00

CPD Units 1
  • Professional Skills
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

It has been nearly four years since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was delivered to the Australian people. Although a relatively short document, the Statement invites Australians to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future” and calls for a framework of structural reform not least of which is the constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations’ Voice to Parliament.

The Law Institute of Victoria is proud to host Professor Megan Davis, a Cobble Cobble woman from Queensland and the leading constitutional lawyer working on Indigenous constitutional reform since 2011. Designed in consultation with the LIV’s Reconciliation and Advancement Committee, Professor Davis will provide insights into her work and explain how lawyers can help support constitutional reform that would enable First Nations people to have a voice on issues that directly affect them and their community.

Further details below.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    It has been nearly four years since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was delivered to the Australian people. Although a relatively short document, the Statement invites Australians to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future” and calls for a framework of structural reform not least of which is the constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations’ Voice to Parliament. The statement represents a landmark consensus position on what First Nations peoples see as a a clear and practical path forward towards an Australia. in which First Nations have greater say and authority over the laws that impact them and their rights.

    The Law Institute of Victoria is proud to host Professor Megan Davis, a Cobble Cobble woman from Queensland and the leading constitutional lawyer working on Indigenous constitutional reform since 2011.

    Designed in consultation with the LIV’s Reconciliation and Advancement Committee, in this lunchtime session Professor Davis provides:

    • Insights from her work in the area of constitutional reform over the last 10 years, the process which led to historic consensus achieved in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the legal work which has occurred since it was issued particularly in relation to a Voice to Parliament.
    • Guidance on how lawyers can contribute to the movement towards constitutional enshrinement of a Voice to Parliament so that First Nations people can finally have a voice on issues that directly affect them and their community.

    Important Information

    Online registrations close 12 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on phone 03 9607 9473 or email register@liv.asn.au.

    About the Lunchtime Learning Series

    The LIV Lunchtime Learning series is designed to provide lawyers with the information and skills required to keep their practice up-to-date and compliant with the constantly changing legal profession. Sessions are highly practical, and cover critical legislative changes and best practices across a range of subject matters and practice areas. Earn CPD points while enhancing key skills and knowledge over the course of a one or two-hour lunch.

  • Presenter
    Professor Megan Davis

    Professor Megan Davis

    Professor Megan Davis, a Cobble Cobble woman from Queensland, has been the leading constitutional lawyer working on Indigenous constitutional reform since 2011.

    She is Pro Vice Chancellor - Indigenous and Professor of Law at UNSW, was recently appointed the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law and is an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court.

    Professor Davis has dedicated her career to achieving constitutional reform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,and as a member of the Referendum Council she designed the deliberative constitutional dialogue process which led to her, along with other First Nations leaders, delivering the Uluru Statement from the Heart to the Australian people on 26 May 2017.


  • Webinar – Important Information

    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom. Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team at register@liv.asn.au or 03 9607 9473.

    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.