Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV), in conjunction with Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA), is pleased to invite you to join for a series of webinars to learn more about the upcoming referendum on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the Voice to Parliament. The webinars will be exploring questions like:

  • What is the history of the referendum?
  • Should First Nations Peoples have a Voice? And why now?
  • How has the Catholic Church engaged with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples over time?
  • How might Catholic Social Teaching be applied to the questions that lie before us in 2023?

This month, hear from a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Uncle Ron Briggs (Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand), Aunty Violet Sheriden (Ngunnawal Elder) and Esmai Manahan Yorta Yorta Elder (MacKillop Family Services). This panel will reflect on their experiences over time, their hopes and concerns for the Voice referendum in 2023 and what they may be asking of the Church, Catholic organisations and the wider community.

Cost: CSSA and CSSV Members (including all staff, board members and volunteers), free of charge. Non-members, $12 per session or $30 for the full series.

For more information, email Kate at

Event Date

Thursday 27 July 2023