In the lead-up to the 14 October referendum on the Voice to Parliament, The Australian National University (ANU) has experts available to comment.

You can contact our experts via the details listed below. Alternatively, please reach out to the ANU Media team on our hotline +61 2 6125 7979 or by emailing


Mr James Blackwell (Wiradjuri) 

Research Fellow in Indigenous Diplomacy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific 
Expertise: Indigenous politics and policy, the Uluru Statement, Voice to Parliament, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history 
Ph: +61 2 6125 7979

Dr Stewart Sutherland 
Lecturer, ANU College of Health and Medicine 
Expertise: First Nations culture, identity and stolen generations, Indigenous health and reconciliation 
M: +61 418 243 393


Associate Professor Ron Levy 

Associate Professor, ANU College of Law 
Expertise: Constitutional law, public law, referendums 
M: +61 407 580 995 


Dr Stephen Dann 

Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Business and Economics 
Expertise: Media messaging strategy, general advertising campaign 
M: +61 407 591 470 


Intifar Chowdhury 

Associate Lecturer, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Expertise: Australian politics, young people, young voters, corporate involvement, migrant sentiment 
M: +61 411 587 225

Professor Matt Qvortrup  
Visiting Professor, ANU College of Law 
Expertise: Referendums  
M: +61 432 811 859

Professor Mark Kenny 
Professor, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Expertise: Australian politics, democracy  
M: +61 415 942 752

ANU has a wide range of world-leading experts. You can also check our experts guide for further details.

Top image: Michael Nelson Jagamara (c. 1945-2020) (artist), Warlpiri people, with William McIntosh (stone consultant), Aldo Rossi (1919-1991) (stonemason), Franco Colussi (born 1938) (stonemason), Forecourt mosaic pavement, 1986-1987, Art/Craft Program, Parliament House Art Collection. Copyright estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd.

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