YES to the Voice to Parliament

This year Australians will have their say in a referendum on whether to update the Constitution to include an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

Designing for an Australian context means respectfully listening to, learning from, and working with Australia’s First Peoples. Similarly, designing policies and laws that build a truly inclusive Australia means respectfully listening to and including First Nations communities.

Hassell supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its call to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament as one positive step in the ongoing processes of reconciliation, truth-telling and closing the gap in equality. Visit the Reconciliation Australia website for more information about the Voice to Parliament.

Hassell recorded a podcast to explore the topic of Listening’ with First Nations Consultant, Cultural Advisor and Storyteller Kat Rodwell to recalibrate and share the practical ways that individuals and organisations can better connect, and support, and learn. Listen to Parts 1 and 2 of the podcast, below.


July 03, 2023


As Australia prepares for a referendum, many of us are considering how we will vote and our role in supporting the proposed change. Here are some resources we are using and sharing to educate ourselves in the lead-up to the national referendum.

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Voice Information Booklet + Community Toolkit

Prime Minister the Hon. Anthony Albanese speech at Garma on The Voice

Closing the Gap 2022 Annual Report

Australian Reconciliation Network


Our Reflect RAP lays a strong foundation for the work we want to do across our practice to support the national reconciliation movement in Australia for years to come.

Discover more on our current initiatives and future commitments by downloading our Reflect RAP.


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