In the lead-up to the 14 October referendum on the Voice to Parliament, The Australian National University (ANU) has experts available to comment.
FIRST NATIONS HISTORY, POLITICS AND CULTURE
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 Lecturer, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Expertise: Australian politics, young people, young voters, corporate involvement, migrant sentiment
M: +61 411 587 225
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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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