Bishop’s Letter – Referendum on Indigenous Voice31 March, 2023
28 March 2023
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Re: Referendum on the Voice
On Wednesday 16th March, Fr Frank Brennan SJ joined the Priests’ Council to inform us on the proposed referendum on the Indigenous Voice to parliament.
I attach an article that Fr Brennan wrote for the Catholic Weekly which outlines many of the issues that have been brought up by the debate. Fr Brennan has also written a book, An Indigenous Voice to Parliament: Considering a constitutional bridge, which is available through the Cathedral Gift and Bookstore.
As this is a very important debate and with the upcoming referendum, I invite you to read Fr Brennan’s articles and book to be informed and to accurately assess the importance of this referendum.
Most Rev Michael McCarthy
Bishop of Rockhampton