Wednesday 13 September, 2023
On Tuesday 12 September, the TALS Hobart team met with Indigenous leader and Yes23 campaigner to yarn about the Voice.
TALS has previously shared information about the referendum and Voice constitutional amendment on our social media platforms. The Board of TALS has also released its support for a Yes vote.
The development of local and regional voices to be involved with a parliamentary Voice is praised by TALS, allowing self-determination for all Aboriginal communities across the State.
Lee-Anne Carter, TALS Community Engagement and Program Manager, said, "What works in one community doesn't necessarily work in another community. Part of the messaging is how we, as a legal service, can also empower our communities to be aware of what this process is and how it might impact various communities".
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service warmly welcomes the Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations focused on improving services and support for Aboriginal people and communities in Tasmania.
TALS is a Tasmanian Aboriginal organisation, which is inclusive of all Aboriginal people and communities.
TALS and Legal Aid Tasmania are opposed to the motion by Councillor Steve Kons, that if passed, would see the Burnie City Council advocating against the raising of the minimum age for criminal responsibility from 10 to 14.