Ask questions about the Voice at public meetings in Casino and Kyogle

Thomas Mayo, Kerry O’Brien and guest at the Lismore Voice meeting. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Thomas Mayo and Kerry O’Brien have been hosting public meetings on the Voice to Parliament across the country.

Now they’re coming to Casino and Kyogle.

They will be at the Casino Community and Cultural Centre in Walker Street, 4.30pm–6.30pm on Saturday, September 16.

Then at Politics in the Pub at the Kyogle Bowling Club from 2–4pm on Sunday, September 24. Only O’Brien will be at the Kyogle event.

The meetings are open to everyone – people who are for, against or undecided on how to vote – with those attending able to ask questions.

At the Lismore event a few months ago, Mayo invited those opposed to the Voice to ask questions.

Mayo and O’Brien wrote a book together called The Voice to Parliament Handbook.

O’Brien is a former ABC journalist who wants to see healthy debate about the issue.

“I just wish this debate could take place based in fact and not emotion, and not in misinformation, and not in scare tactics,” he said.

Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man.

He is a signatory of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

“The Uluru Statement’s invitation to walk with us is a call from First Nations people to all Australians to recognise and listen to the original inhabitants of this land and create a shared history,” he said.

The Casino public meeting has been organised by the Casino for Yes campaign team.

The Kyogle event has been organised by a bunch of interested locals with support from Kyogle Council and the Kyogle Bowling Club.

In the interests of balance, IndyNR.com will let you know of any No to the Voice events happening in our region.

Australians vote at the Voice referendum on October 14.

Postal voting is expected to open soon.

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