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200 Greek Australians say ‘YES’ to the Indigenous Vote in Parliament

On the eve of 26 January, a statement supported by nearly 200 Greek Australians from all walks of life who reside in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane was sent to Neos Kosmos.

“People who work in education, the arts, unions, workers, students, community activists, both young and not so young have thrown their support behind the YES vote,” said Theo Markos, stressing that this is the beginning of a conversation that needs to be had with in our community and other ethnic communities.

The statement reads:

“As Australians of migrant background, and as Greek-Australians, we believe that the voice of Indigenous people should be enshrined in the constitution. The sovereignty of Australia’s First Nations has never been ceded: the Indigenous Voice should frame the Australian constitution. Colonisation has resulted in violent dispossession whose consequences continue to this day. Indigenous voices have been silenced and their views overlooked as the…

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